This comprehensive book addresses men’s health and wellness in the context of the male psyche, provides up to date research on men’s health, discusses theoretical frameworks, shares perspectives from men and lists consumer resources and tools.
Men’s Health explores social, cultural, physical and psychological approaches to men’s health with sections focusing on the psycho-social issues, the body, relationships, healthy living and aging, while taking into account cultural differences. Each chapter:
- provides a review of the current science and emerging research of the topic;
- outlines theoretical frameworks, best practices and recommendations for advancing men’s health through service delivery, research, education, policy and advocacy;
- features a personal assessment tool on the topic; and
- includes vignettes from men, their friends and families, and care providers.
Suitable for students taking undergraduate courses on men’s health and wellness, this broad-ranging textbook is the ideal introduction to the topic.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Male psyche
Chapter 1: Introduction to men’s health
Susan A. Milstein and Diana Karczmarczyk
Chapter 2: Masculinity and seeking help
Chapter 3: Body image
James E. Leone
Section 2: The body
Chapter 4: Male anatomy
Michael J. Rovito and Razan Maxson
Chapter 5: Sexual health
Susan A. Milstein
Chapter 6: Sexual orientation
Diana Karczmarczyk and Courtney M. Gonzalez
Chapter 7: Chronic diseases
Emil T. Chuck and Ledric D. Sherman
Section 3: Relationships
Chapter 8: Mental health
Salvatore J. Giorgianni, Jr., Armin Brott, Susan A. Milstein and Diana Karczmarczyk
Chapter 9: Healthy relationships
Chapter 10: Fatherhood
Chapter 11: Violence
Sara K. Fehr and Diana Karczmarczyk
Section 4: Staying healthy
Chapter 12: Alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
Adam E. Barry, Alex M. Russell and Zachary A. Jackson
Chapter 13: Nutrition
Chapter 14: Physical fitness/activity
Kayla K. McDonald
Diana Karczmarczyk is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist who holds an MPH degree in public health with a focus on community health education and a PhD in Education with a minor in public health and a specialization in international education. She has been teaching public health courses in higher education for almost 20 years on topics including men’s health, sexuality and human behavior, health education and promotion, health behavior theory, program planning and evaluation, personal health and wellness, social determinants of health, and community needs assessments and partnerships.
Susan A. Milstein is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist and a Certified Sexuality Educator. She has an MA in Health Education and a PhD in Human Sexuality Education. Dr. Milstein is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A & M University. She is the Continuing Education Coordinator for the Woodhull Freedom Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board for the Men's Health Network, and a member of the Advisory Board for the American Journal of Sexuality Education.