k) Men's health promotion [NEW]

Note: Also see sections of The Men's Bibliography on working with men (including sections on working with victims and survivors of violence, and with perpetrators), working with boys and young men, men's sexual and reproductive health, men's mental health, suicide prevention, addressing risky driving, and so on.

Recent and overview works

Barker, G., C. Ricardo, M. Nascimento, A. Olukoya, and C. Santos. (2010). Questioning Gender Norms with Men to Improve Health Outcomes. Global Public Health, Vol 5(5); 539-553.

Barratt, C. L., De Jonge, C. J., & Sharpe, R. M. (2018). ‘Man Up’: the importance and strategy for placing male reproductive health centre stage in the political and research agenda. Human Reproduction, 33(4), 541-545.

Drew, R. J., Morgan, P. J., Pollock, E. R., & Young, M. D. (2020). Impact of maleonly lifestyle interventions on men’s mental health: A systematic review and metaanalysis. Obesity Reviews, 21(7), e13014.

Dunkle, K.L., and R. Jewkes. (2007). Effective HIV prevention requires gender-transformative work with men. Sex Transm Infec, 83(3): 173-174.

Fleming, P, Lee, J. & Dworkin, S.L. (2014). ‘Real Men Don’t’: Constructions of Masculinity and Inadvertent Harm in Gender-Transformative Health Programming. American Journal of Public Health, 104, 1029-1035.

Gibbs, A, Vaughan, C, & Aggleton, P. (2015). Beyond ‘working with men and boys’: (re)defining, challening and transforming masculinities in sexuality and health programmes and policy. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 17(sup2), 85-95. doi:10.1080/13691058.2015.1092260

Gough, Brendan, and Steve Robertson. (eds.) (2010). Men, Masculinities and Health: Critical Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan.
Introduction What is the Point of This Book? / B. Gough& S. Robertson
Developing a Critical Men’s Health Debate in Academic Scholarship / M. Lohan
A Grand Illusion: Masculinity, ‘Passing’ and Men’s Health / D. Buchbinder
Men, Public Health and Health Promotion: Towards a Critically Structural and Embodied Understanding / S. Robertson & R. Williams
Bugging the Cone of Silence With Men’s Health Interviews / J. L. Oliffe
Men’s Negotiations of a ‘Legitimate’ Self-help Group Identity / S. Seymour-Smith
Older Men’s Health: The Role of Marital Status and Masculinities / K. Davidson& R. Meadows
Promoting ‘Masculinity’ Over Health: A Critical Analysis of Men’s Health Promotion With Particular Reference to an Obesity Reduction ‘Manual’ / B. Gough
The Health Experiences of African-Caribbean and White Working Class Fathers / R. Williams
Pathologizing Fatherhood: The Case of Male Post Natal Depression in Britain / E. Lee
Prostate Cancer and Masculinities in Australia / A. Broom
Understanding Masculinities within the Context of Men, Body Image and Eating Disorders / M. Drummond
The Role of Masculinities in White and South Asian Men’s Help-seeking Behaviour for Cardiac Chest Pain / P. Galdas
Afterword: What Next for Men’s Health Research? / S. Robertson& B. Gough.

Greene, Margaret E., and Gary Barker. (2013). Masculinity and Its Public Health Implications for Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Prevention. In Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health, ed. Richard Parker and Marni Sommer (New York: Routledge).

Griffith, Derek M., Marino A. Bruce, and Roland J. Thorpe. (eds.) (2019). Men’s Health Equity: A Handbook. Routledge.

Hook, C., Miller, A., Shand, T. & Stiefvater, E. (2018). Getting to Equal: Engaging Men and Boys in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Gender Equality. Washington, DC: Promundo-US.

Peerson, A., and M. Saunders (2009). Men’s health literacy: advancing evidence and priorities. Critical Public Health, 19(3): 441-456.

Pirkis, J., Schlichthorst, M., King, K., Lockley, A., Keogh, L., Reifels, L., . . . Phelps, A. (2019). Looking for the ‘active ingredients’ in a men’s mental health promotion intervention. Advances in Mental Health, 17(2), 135-145.

Roberts, S., T. Bartlett, B. Ralph and R. Stewart (2019). Healthier masculinities scoping review. Melbourne, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).

Schofield, T. (2010) Men’s health and wellbeing. In Kuhlmann, E. and Annandale, E. (eds) The Handbook of Gender and Healthcare, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke.

Seidler, Z. E., Rice, S. M., River, J., Oliffe, J. L., & Dhillon, H. M. (2018). Men’s Mental Health Services: The Case for a Masculinities Model. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 26(1), 92-104.

Smith, J. A., Watkins, D. C., & Griffit, D. M. (2020). Reducing health inequities facing boys and young men of colour in the United States. Health Promotion International.

Stern, Erin. (2015). Men’s health and wellbeing. In Edström, J.; Hassink, A.; Shahrokh, T. and Stern, E. (eds) Engendering Men: A Collaborative Review of Evidence on Men and Boys in Social Change and Gender Equality. EMERGE Evidence Review, Promundo-US, Sonke Gender Justice and the Institute of Development Studies.


Other works

Australian Family Physician. (2009). Engaging men in health, Vol 38(3), 81-176.
Not mission impossible / Jenni Parsons.
Learning from UK primary care / Richard Hays.
Men and mental health / Clare Bayram, Salma Fahridin, Helena Britt.
Engaging men in health care / Greg Malcher.
The newly single man / Darren B. Russell.
Men and depression / Kay A. Wilhelm.

Baum, Frances, and Richard Cooke. (1986). Community Health Services for Men in the Southern Area of Adelaide: Rationale, Development and Evaluation. Adelaide: Southern Community Health Services Research Unit, Evaluation Series No. 3.

Bentley, Michael. (2006). A primary health care approach to men’s health in community health settings: it’s just better practice. Australian Journal of Primary Health, v.12 no.1, Apr: 21-26.

Bin Mahmood, Mohd Ihsani, Idris, Idayu Badilla, Sutan, Rosnah, Ghazi, Hasanain Faisal, Hod, Rozita & Yusof, Hanizah Mohd. (2014). Engaging men in health services: are we ignorant? Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 14(2), 99-104.

Burkitt, George. (1999). Strategies for Dealing with Men in General Practice. Australian Family Physician, v.28 no.8 Aug: 773-774.

Butler, Paul. (1996). Men’s Health Policy: Report on the Draft National Men’s Health Policy. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 2(1), February, pp. 9-11.

Conrad, David, and Alan White. (eds). (2007). Men’s health: How to do it. Oxford & New York: Radcliffe.

Courtenay, Will H. (1998). Communication Strategies for Improving Men’s Health: The 6-Point HEALTH Plan. Wellness Management, 14(1), 1, 3-4.

Courtenay, Will H. (1998). Guidelines for the Treatment of Men. Nursing Spectrum, 7(6), 5.

Courtenay, Will H. (1998). The Men’s Health Handbook. Berkeley, CA: Men’s Health Consulting.

Courtenay, Will H. (2000). Social work, counseling, and psychotherapeutic interventions with men and boys: A bibliography. Men and Masculinities, 2(3), 330-352.

Courtenay, Will H. (2000). Teaming Up for the New Men’s Health Movement. Journal of Men’s Studies, 8(3), pp. 387-392.

Courtenay, Will H., and Don Sabo. (2001). Preventive Health Strategies for Men in Prison. In Donald F. Sabo, Terry Allen Kupers and Willie James London. (eds.). Prison Masculinities. Temple University Press.

Davidson, Neil, and Trefor Lloyd. (eds.). (2001). Promoting Men’s Health: A Guide for Practitioners. London: Baillire Tindall.
1. Men and Health: The Context for Practice / Trefor Lloyd.
2. Inequalities in Men’s Health / Sian Griffiths.
3. Commissioning and Men: The Case of STDs / Lindsay Neil.
4. Men’s Health: What Should Health Promotion Units Do? / Alec Kendall.
5. The Development of Men’s Health in Australia / Richard Fletcher.
6. It Takes Two: A Contraceptive Campaign Aimed at Men / Lorraine Hoare; Joan Walsh.
7. Developing Resources / Paul Brown.
8. Psychosexual Therapy / Judi Keshet-Orr.
9. The New Men’s Media / Peter Baker.
10. Self-Help Groups / Phil Williams.
11. A Community Health Approach to Men’s Health / David Hart; Tony Mays.
12. Promoting Weight Loss in Men Aged 40-45: The Keeping It Up Campaign / David Wilkins.
13. Alive and Kicking: Using Sport to Improve Men’s Health / Maggie Robinson.
14. Primary Care / David Jewell.
15. Well Man Clinics / Christine Watson.
16. Addressing Skin Cancer Prevention With Outdoor Workers / Maya Twardzicki; Terri Roche.
17. Healthcare for Male Prisoners / Christina Evans.
18. Promoting Black Men’s Health / Mina J. Bhavsar.
19. Sex Education for Young Men / Mike Massaro.
20. Gay and Bisexual Men’s General Health / Graham Hart; Paul Flowers.
21. Testicular Cancer: No Laughing Matter? / Lesley Hamilton.
22. A Suicide Prevention Strategy for Young Men / Brian Mackenzie.
23. Guidelines for Practice / Neil Davidson.

Denner, B. (2000). MAN Model: Health Promotion. Australian Journal of Primary Health Interchange, 6 (3/4), 230-240.

Doley, J. R., McLean, S. A., Griffiths, S., & Yager, Z. (2020). Designing body image and eating disorder prevention programs for boys and men: Theoretical, practical, and logistical considerations from boys, parents, teachers, and experts. Psychology of Men & Masculinities.

Filiault, S. M., and M. Drummond (2009). Health call centres and Australian men: using global perspectives to inform local practice. Critical Public Health, 19(3): 457-474.

Fletcher, Richard. (1994). Men’s Health. Australian Community Health Association, Issues Paper No. 9. Sydney.
Includes: Why Men’s Health? An Introduction. Men and Rape: Kick Starting a Community Group. The Ottawa Charter for Blokes?. Some Figures on Men’s Health.

Fletcher, Richard. (1995). Tackling Men’s Health. Arena magazine, August-September, pp. 10-11.

FPAhealth. (2002). A Community Participation Model of Sexual Health Promotion with Young Men from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds in the Illawarra: Final summary report and evaluation report. Sydney: FPAhealth.

Gibbs, L., and J. Oliffe. (2004). Promoting Men’s Health. In Moodie, R & Hulme, A. (eds.), Hands-on Health Promotion (pp. 356-363). Melbourne: IP Communications.

Hall, Robert H. (2003). Promoting men’s health. Australian Family Physician, 32(6), June, pp. 401-407.

Hamilton Craig, Ian. (year?). Men’s Health: A Comprehensive Guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Major Illnesses Affecting Men. Pan Books.

Holden, Carol A., Carolyn A Allan, and Robert I McLachlan. (2010). ‘Male Friendly’ Services: A Matter of Semantics. Australian Family Physician, 39.

Hyde, A., Howlett, E., Drennan, J., & Brady, D. (2005). Masculinities and young men’s sex education needs in Ireland: problematizing client–centred health promotion approaches. Health Promotion International, 20(4), 334–341.

King, K., Schlichthorst, M., Keogh, L., Reifels, L., Spittal, M. J., Phelps, A., & Pirkis, J. (2019). Can watching a television documentary change the way men view masculinity? The Journal of Men’s Studies, 27(3), 287-306.

King, K., Schlichthorst, M., Turnure, J., Phelps, A., Spittal, M. J., & Pirkis, J. (2019). Evaluating the effectiveness of a website about masculinity and suicide to prompt help-seeking. Health promotion journal of Australia: official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals, 30(3), 381.

Kinsman, L., Radford, J., Elmer, S., Ogden, K., Randles, S., Jacob, A., . . . Goss, M. (2020). Engaging “hard-to-reach” men in health promotion using the OPHELIA principles: Participants’ perspectives. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 1-8.

Lloyd, Chris, Philip Lee Williams, and Dan Sullivan (2004). Kick’n’On: Helping young males kick back into life. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health (AeJAMH), Vol. 3, Issue 2.

Lloyd, Trefor. (2002). Boys’ and Young Men’s Health: What works? London: Health Development Agency.

Lumb P. (2003). Why is men’s health and well-being policy not implemented in Australia? International Journal of Men’s Health, 2(1): 73-88.

Macdonald, J. (2006). Shifting paradigms: A social determinants approach to solving problems in men’s health policy and practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 185(8): 456-458.

Marcell, Arik V. et al. (2002). Male adolescent use of health care services: Where are the boys?. Journal of Adolescent Health, 30(1), pp. 35-43.

Margolies, Eva. (2001). Men with Sexual Problems and What Women Can Do to Help Them. Northvale, N.J.: Jason Aronson.

Melluish, Steve, and Don Bulmer. (1999). Rebuilding solidarity: an account of a men’s health action project. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, Volume 9, Issue 2, March/April: 93-100.

Men’s Health Forum (UK). (2003). Private Parts, Public Policy: Improving Men’s Sexual Health. Report produced for National Men’s Health Week. London: Men’s Health Forum, June, 6 pp.

Miller, Mark J. (1980). Masculinity May Be Hazardous to Your Health: A Personal Growth Group for Men Only. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 5(1), February.

Moore, Rosemary. (1994). Targeting Men’s Health - What Does It Mean for Women’s Health?. Healthsharing Women, August-September, pp. 5-6

Morman, M.T. (2000). The Influence of Fear Appeals, Message Design, and Masculinity on Men’s Motivation to Perform the Testicular Self-Exam. Journal of Applied Communication Research. 28(2):91-116, May..

Mwije, S. (2018). Men and Maternal Health: The Dilemma of Short-Lived Male Involvement Strategies in Uganda. Health Care for Women International, 39(11), 1221-1233. 10.1080/07399332.2018.1466887

Newman, C., Persson, A., de Wit, J., Holt, M., Callander, D., Schmidt, H., Gordon, T., Manolas, P., Rutherford, A., & Ooi, C. (2016). BRISE StraightMSM Study: Understanding expert views on defining and reaching heterosexually-identified men who have sex with men for health promotion and care (Short report). Sydney: Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Australia. https://csrh.arts.unsw.edu.au/research/projects/straight-msm/

Nirenberg O et al. (2006). Fútbol y salud, proyecto de promoción de salud y equidad de género en adolescentes varones. Informe evaluativo [Football and health: a health promotion and gender equity project for adolescent males. Evaluation]. Washington, DC, Pan American Health Organization.

NSW Health. (1998). Strategic Directions in Men’s Health: A Discussion Paper. Sydney: NSW Health Department, August

Pease, Bob, and Peter Camilleri. (eds.). (2001). Working With Men in the Human Services. Sydney: Allen & Unwin
Doing ‘Women’s Work’? Masculinity, Men and Caring / Peter Camilleri and Peter Jones.
Working with Men’s Defences Against Vulnerability / Mal McCouat.
Men and Mental Health / Counselling Men with a Psychiatric Disability / Peter Humphries.
Men and Child Protection: Developing New Kinds of Relationships Between Men and Children / Mary Hood.
Improving Health and Welfare Services for Older Men / Fiona McDermott and Elizabeth Ozanne.

Primary Health Care Group. (1996). Draft National Men’s Health Policy. Canberra: Department of Community Services and Health.

Rees C., M. Jones, and T. Scott. (1995). Exploring Men’s Health in a Men-Only Group. Nursing Standard, 9(43), July 19-25, pp. 38-40.

Rice, S. M., Purcell, R., & McGorry, P. D. (2018). Adolescent and Young Adult Male Mental Health: Transforming System Failures Into Proactive Models of Engagement. Journal of Adolescent Health, 62(3), Supplement, S9-S17.

Richardson, N. (2004). Getting inside men’s health. Kilkenny: Health Promotion Department, South Eastern Health Board.

Robertson, S., Gough, B., Hanna, E., Raine, G., Robinson, M., Seims, A., & White, A. (2016). Successful Mental Health Promotion with Men: The Evidence from ‘Tacit Knowledge’. Health promotion international, 33(2), 334-344.

Robertson, S., P. M. Galdas, et al. (2009). Men’s health promotion in Canada: Current context and future direction. Health Education Journal 68(4): 266-272.

Robertson, S., Witty, K., Zwolinsky, S., & Day, R. (2013). Men’s health promotion interventions: what have we learned from previous programmes? Community Practitioner, 86(11), 38-41.

Robertson, Steve, and P. Williamson. (2005) Men and health promotion in the UK: Ten years further on? Health Education Journal 64(4): 293-301

Robertson, Steve, and R. Williams. (1997) Men’s health: A handbook for community health professionals. CPHVA. London.

Robertson, Steve, and R. Williams. (1998) Working with men: A theoretical base for meeting their needs. Community Practitioner 71(9): 286-288.

Robertson, Steve. (1995) Men’s health promotion in the United Kingdom: a hidden problem. British Journal of Nursing 4(7): 382-401.

Robinson, M., & Robertson, S. (2010). Young men’s health promotion and new information communication technologies: illuminating the issues and research agendas. Health Promotion International, 25(3), 363-370.

Robinson, M., S. Robertson, et al. (2010). Working towards men’s health: Findings from the Sefton men’s health project. Health Education Journal 69(2): 139-149.

Rochlen, A.B. (ed.). (2005). Journal of Clinical Psychology, Special Issue: Men and Therapy, June, 61(6).
Men in (and out of) therapy: Central concepts, emerging directions, and remaining challenges / Rochlen AB.
Social scientific paradigms of masculinity and their implications for research and practice in men’s mental health / Addis ME., Cohane GH.
Toxic masculinity as a barrier to mental health treatment in prison / Kupers TA.
Using the conformity to masculine norms inventory to work with men in a clinical setting / Mahalik JR, Talmadge WT, Locke BD, Scott RP.
Evidence-based assessment with men / Cochran SV.
The study of men and masculinity as an important multicultural competency consideration / Liu WM.
Men and therapy: critical concepts, theoretical frameworks, and research recommendations / Good GE, Thomson DA, Brathwaite AD.

Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) . (2006). Men’s health: The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ position statement on the role of general practitioners in delivering health care to Australian men. Policy endorsed by the 48th RACGP Council 5th August 2006 . (accessed via http: //www.racgp.org.au/Content/NavigationMenu/Advocacy/ RACGPpositionstatements/200609MensHealth.pdf on 19th May 2007).

Russell, N., Harding, C., Chamberlain, C. & Johnston, L. (2006) Implementing a ‘Men’s Health Pitstop’ in the Riverina, South-west New South Wales. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 14, 129-131.

Saunders, M. and A. Peerson (2009). Australia’s National Men’s Health Policy: Masculinity Matters. Health Promotion Journal of Australia 20(2): 92.

Schlichthorst, M., King, K., Spittal, M., Reifels, L., Phelps, A., & Pirkis, J. (2018). Using a television documentary to prevent suicide in men and boys. Australasian Psychiatry, 26(2), 160-165.

Schlichthorst, M., King, K., Tumer, J., Sukunesan, S., Phelps, A., & Pirkis, J. (2018). Influencing the Conversation About Masculinity and Suicide: Evaluation of the Man Up Multimedia Campaign Using Twitter Data. JMIR Mental Health, 5(1), pp. 1-11.

Schlichthorst, M., King, K., Turnure, J., Phelps, A., & Pirkis, J. (2019). Engaging Australian men in masculinity and suicide-a concept test of social media materials and a website. Health promotion journal of Australia: official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals, 30(3), 390.

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Smith, J. and C. Bollen. (2009). A focus on health promotion and prevention through the development of the national men’s health policy. Health Promotion Journal of Australia 20(2): 98.

Smith, James A. (2007a). Beyond masculine stereotypes: Moving men’s health promotion forward in Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, April, Volume 18, N1.

Smith, James A. (2007b). Addressing men’s health policy concerns in Australia: what can be done? Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 4:20.

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Sternberg, P., A. White, and J. H. Hubley (2008). Damned If They Do, Damned If They Don’t: Tensions in Nicaraguan Masculinities as Barriers to Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion. Men and Masculinities, 10(5): 538-556.

Sternberg, Peter (2000). Challenging machismo: Promoting sexual and reproductive health with Nicaraguan men. Gender & Development 8(1), 89–99.

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