The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender

Publisher: International Society for Men's Health & Gender, Elsevier

Journal description

Elsevier and the International Society for Men's Health & Gender are proud to announce the launch of an international, inter-disciplinary journal offering updates on practise issues, current research and policy matters covering all aspects of men's health and gender medicine, entitled The Journal of Men's Health & Gender, in four issues beginning in 2004. JMH&G is a comprehensive, accessible resource of knowledge directly applicable to the daily care of patients, and offers key information and insight about men's health and gender medicine to other healthcare professionals, men's health and other organisations, patient groups and policy makers. Topics covered include the fields of family medicine and primary care, urology and andrology, internal medicine and oncology, pediatric and adolescent health, sexual medicine, aging and geriatric medicine, nutrition and well being, preventive and sports medicine, mental health including psychosomatic and psychosocial medicine, public health, social medicine, gender medicine, and basic science. Peer reviewed research and reviews, best practice guidelines, literature overviews, educational materials including self-test CME, commentaries and debate, industry and product news will be published.

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Website Journal of Men's Health & Gender, The website
Other titles Journal of men's health & gender (Online), Journal of men's health and gender, JMH&G
ISSN 1571-8913
OCLC 55854416
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

  • The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 12/2007; 4(4):390–392. DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.09.003
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    The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 12/2007; 4(4). DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.07.042
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    ABSTRACT: BackgroundIncreasing concerns regarding the health of men – in particular, the rising prevalence of male-related conditions and men's suggested poor access and uptake of health services – has focused the minds of health practitioners and policy makers on understanding the role of masculinity in shaping men's health and on promoting greater gender-sensitivity and equality of access to health services. However, taking a gendered approach to health service delivery necessarily requires the development of effective strategies for accessing and engaging different constituencies of men. While a series of new initiatives and pilots to bridge the gap between men and their service needs has been established throughout the UK, as elsewhere in the world, few of these have been formally evaluated. This paper reports on the qualitative findings from one such initiative in the North of England: the Preston Men's Health Project.MethodsTaking account of age, ethnicity and sexuality, the Preston Men's Health Project was established as a response to the diverse health needs of men living in socially marginalised areas of inner-city Preston. Using a combination of focus groups, semi-structured and narrative interviews with project staff and service users, this article focuses on men's health as an embedded social practice and describes how men's health is mediated by family and community structures.Results and ConclusionsThe Preston men's Health Project demonstrates how the successful deployment of outreach approaches provides a first-contact for men who wish to gain greater control over their health through a dual focus on formal services and informal supports, thus providing a bridge to healthcare-access for groups who traditionally fall outside the reach of orthodox service delivery.
    The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 12/2007; 4(4-4):440-447. DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.08.006
  • The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 12/2007; 4(4):382–385. DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.11.001
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    ABSTRACT: Background: African-American men lack knowledge of cancer facts and risk factors, and their personal attitudes and beliefs along with health care system interactions are barriers to cancer prevention. This paper highlights cancer prevention information from men in the Southeastern United States. Methods: This community-based participatory research project surveyed 12,444 Black adult residents in Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee and in Atlanta and Decatur, Georgia regarding their cancer prevention knowledge, attitudes and practices. A sample (928) of 1407 men's responses was analyzed for education and income differences. Results: Analyses found no significant differences in cancer prevention practices between men with high income and high education versus those with lower income and lower education level, but did show significant differences between education and income groups in cancer prevention knowledge and attitudes. Conclusions: Income and education are not equal predictors of cancer prevention. Direct outreach efforts to black men of low education and income levels may be effective if interventions are tailored to separate socio-economic groups. Clear and thorough information about diseases, including their risks, prevention/detection procedures, treatment and cure are needed within the health care system itself, as well as for patients in the office, clinic, and community in innovative interactions to assist underserved men to increase and improve their knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding health promotion.
    The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 12/2007; 4(4):428-439. DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.07.043
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Carcinoma of the prostate (CaP) is the most common male malignancy worldwide and the highest incidence has been recorded in black men. CaP appears to have a more aggressive biology in this sub-population but the reasons for these observed differences have not been fully elucidated. This article is a review of the current published evidence on the disease in black men. Methods: We searched Pubmed and Google for articles on CaP with an emphasis on those focusing on sub-population differences. Published abstracts of presentations at international scientific meetings were also reviewed. Results: Molecular studies suggest that black men have a genetic predisposition to the development and/or progression of CaP. Variations in several genes and cellular pathways have been implicated in their increased CaP risk. Clinicopathologic differences include more prevalent and extensive high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) and higher prostate-specific antigen (PSA) values at initial diagnosis. Sociocultural differences in access and uptake of health care resulting in delayed presentation along with differential care are also thought to contribute to the poorer outcomes associated with prostatic malignancy in black men. Conclusion: Considerable evidence exists on the effect of black ethnicity on the molecular and clinical characteristics of CaP. More studies into the racial differences in the incidence and prognosis of CaP are required to provide information about the mechanisms responsible for this observation.
    The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 12/2007; 4(4):456-463. DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.07.041
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    ABSTRACT: The vulnerable health status usually preceding the onset of overt disability is often referred to as frailty. A stringent definition is elusive, but it may be viewed as a physiological syndrome, characterised by decreased reserve and diminished resistance to stressors, resulting from cumulative decline across multiple physiological systems and causing vulnerability to adverse outcomes. Many elements of frailty are related to the neurological system, metabolism, joints, bones and muscles. Central to frailty is the dramatic decline in muscle mass and strength with ageing. Therefore, sarcopenia seems to be the major determinant of frailty.Several components of the frailty syndrome are related to the physiological actions of testosterone. Testosterone also has effects on psychological functioning. Testosterone (or its aromatisation product oestradiol) is required for the maintenance of bone mineral density. Testosterone also stimulates red blood cell formation.Testosterone thus has a profound effect on body composition. A significant characteristic of ageing and a factor in frailty is the loss of muscle mass and the increase in fat mass. Androgens promote differentiation of mesenchymal multipotent cells into the myogenic lineage and inhibit their adipogenic differentiation, thus reversing the development of a downward spiral of loss of muscle mass and increase in fat mass. Skeletal muscles of older men are as responsive to the anabolic effects of testosterone as those of younger men, indicating that age as such should not be an impediment to elderly men benefiting from the anabolic effects of testosterone. So, while frailty is obviously a complex syndrome, some elements are androgen-associated and these may improve in men with subnormal testosterone levels.
    The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 12/2007; 4(4):466-473. DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.09.002
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    ABSTRACT: If we look at today's high male suicide rates as the outermost evident proof for men being mentally ill and consider the links between an individual male's depression and their suicidality, a major challenge appears: to improve the determinants and preconditions for men's wellbeing and health even on an aggregate societal level.This means identifying and further increasing men's levels of autonomy, to counteract their helplessness, to facilitate a mutual and pluralistic gender tolerance, to support and restore males’ sense of social cohesion and existential meaning and to give, in a new way, a place for the often traditional masculine values of integrity, pride, status and dignity – even in our modern societies of gender transition.Females and males are ‘sitting in the same boat’. Both genders define and influence each other's identity and societal position. This means that men and women in a societal and/or individual crisis often become each other's problem, which can cause violence as well as suicide, with concomittant abuse, risk-taking behaviour and stress-related somatic disorders – all afflicting both genders.Thus, increasing understanding and communicative ability, as well as social interaction between genders, seems to be one of the strongest health promotional actions that can be carried out, on a political level, at a societal level, in families and directed to the individual person. This should be done in parallel with improving early detection and possibilities for therapeutic intervention, especially concerning common but atypical conditions of ‘male depression’ as well as depression-related aggression and suicidality.
    The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 12/2007; 4(4):393-401. DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.07.046
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    The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 09/2007; 4(3). DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.07.039
  • The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 09/2007; 4(3):360-360. DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.07.009
  • The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 09/2007; 4(3):376-376. DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.07.034
  • The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 09/2007; 4(3):370-370. DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.07.025
  • The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 09/2007; 4(3):367-368. DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.07.020
  • The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 09/2007; 4(3):373-374. DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.07.030
  • The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 09/2007; 4(3):377-378. DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.07.037
  • The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 09/2007; 4(3):365-365. DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.07.016
  • The Journal of Men&#39 s Health & Gender 09/2007; 4(3):357-358. DOI:10.1016/j.jmhg.2007.07.003