Findings include a consistent survival advantage for married over unmarried men and women, and an additional survival "premium" for married men, and little evidence of mortality differences between never-married, divorced/separated, and widowed statuses.
Substance use among homeless men is associated with health problems and riskier personal networks. These findings underscore the importance of interventions that focus on improving mental health and mitigating the drug-using norms of personal networks.
These interviews with young black men who have sex with men showed that perception of masculinity was the primary contextual factor influencing partner selection, risk assessment, and decision-making with regard to condom usage.
Radiation or surgery can lead to significant dysfunction or distress in the urinary, sexual, or bowel domains. Hence, the simultaneous consideration of both quality and quantity of life improves medical decision making for these men.
Decision making for treatment of localized prostate cancer is often guided by therapeutic side-effect profiles. The authors sought to assess health-related quality-of-life outcomes for patients 48 months after treatment for localized prostate cancer. Men treated for localized prostate cancer were evaluated before treatment and at 11 intervals during the 48 months after intervention. Changes in mean health-related quality-of-life scores and the probability of regaining baseline levels of health-related quality of life were compared between treatment groups.
The first multi-dimensional effort to quantify the disparities faced by African-American and Latino boys and men in California across a broad spectrum of health and social factors provides a disquieting outlook for their lives.
This fact sheet describes a model of constrained choice that explains how policy decisions at the family, work, community, and government levels can have unintended consequences that ultimately produce differences in men's and women's health.
Modern societies' health problems involve a combination of policies, personal behavior, and choice. An examination of the ways men's and women's lives and physiology contribute to differences in their health demonstates the importance of integrating health implications into everyday decisions and actions.
Examines psychosocial correlates of unprotected sex without disclosure of HIV status among men who have sex with men and women, including relationships of race/ethnicity and psychosocial variables to unprotected sex without disclosure of HIV status.