Health

15 Aug 2009

The summer of 1992 significantly changed my life. When I was 21, I found a lump on my right testicle that turned out be cancer. During the next three months I would endure the removal of one of my testicles, major exploratory surgery to my abdomen, the discovery that the cancer had spread, weeks in the hospital, and two rounds of chemotherapy. All in all, it was the most painful, terrifying thing I have ever experienced. It took me over four years to admit that. I thought it would be weak of me to acknowledge my fears, but I realize that I have never been stronger. This is an excerpt of the paper I wrote for my senior project. It serves as a window into my experience with testicular cancer, the anguish I continued to feel after treatment, and what I am doing to heal emotionally from what was the most difficult time in my life. It is the culmination of months of reflection, discussion, and research.

10 Jul 2009

How do class, masculinity, sexuality and race intersect in and with the prison system? Is prison any sort of solution to crime? David Denborough has the story.

10 Jul 2009

Sport, play and sex are areas in which we often mistreat or ignore our bodies. John Webb suggests how to treat your body differently.

10 Jul 2009

John Webb questions cultural norms in the physical activity of sport.

10 Jul 2009

Circumcision is a violation of a boy's right to an intact body, and without medical or moral justification says John Shanahan.

10 Jul 2009

Matt Stewart posits some strategies to address Australia's disturbing record in this area.

10 Jul 2009

A right to good health? Men's health or men's rights? Ben Wadham talks about the focus on men's health rights in the emerging men's health discourse.

10 Jul 2009

Issues of justice and accountability are central to the development of men's health policy and practice. Steve Golding puts men's health into context and calls for partnership with women's health, spelling out the key features for men's health policy.

Note that a PDF version of the article is available below.

10 Jul 2009

Men's health problems are not to do with being powerless or being discriminated against. Murray Couch uses the Proudfoot case to show that the real problem in men's health is men's power and masculinity.

Please see below for the attachment, in PDF. First printed in XY, 3(1), Autumn 1993.
27 May 2009

Addressing heterosexual men's roles is critical in HIV prevention. New research documents the understanding which inform men's unsafe sex.