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1st Edition

Men’s Health
An Introduction

ISBN 9781138496064
Published July 20, 2020 by Routledge
206 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Norman Eburne 

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

Barry Sharp 

Chapter 10: Fatherhood

Stephen Howes

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

Katie Potestio

Chapter 14: Physical fitness/activity

Kayla K. McDonald

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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.