Men have specific gender-related influences that can affect their health and psychological well-being, and it is thus necessary for mental health practitioners to be knowledgeable in effective interventions for working with them. The purpose of this book is to provide a thorough foundation for understanding men’s health and risks and the differences between men. It will discuss effective, evidence-based strategies for practitioners to improve the health and well being of boys and men by drawing from a wealth of literature and research in a diverse array of disciplines, as well as from the author’s original research designed specifically to examine gender and men’s health.
Part I: Why Men and Boys Die Young 1. Key Determinants of the Health and Well-Being of Men and Boys: An Overview. 2. Behavioral Factors Associated with Disease, Injury, and Death Among Men and Boys. Part II: Why Men and Boys do the Things that Kill Them 3. Engendering Health: Understanding Men's Health Beliefs and Behaviors in Social Contexts. 4. Constructions of Masculinity and Their Influence on Men's Well-Being: A Theory of Gender and Health. Part III: Specific Populations 5. Rural Men's Health: Situating Men's Risk in the Negation of Masculinity. 6. College Men's Health. 7. Preventive Health Strategies for Men in Prison. Part IV: Emerging Research on Men, Masculinity, and Health 8. Gender and Ethnic Differences in Health Beliefs and Behaviors. 9. Masculinity and Gender Role Conflict: Influence on Men's Likelihood of Engaging in High-Risk Behaviors. 10. Measurement of Men's Help Seeking. 11. The Drive for Muscularity and Masculinity. Part V: Reaching Men 12. Best Practices in Counseling Men About Their Health. 13. Designing Effective Programs and Services for College Men. Part VI: Looking Forward 14. A Global Perspective on the Field of Men's Health.
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