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American Journal of Men's Health

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774805/men-s-preconception-health-a-primary-health-care-viewpoint
#1
Anthony Paul O'Brien, John Hurley, Paul Linsley, Karen Anne McNeil, Richard Fletcher, John Robert Aitken
The purpose of this article is to theoretically explore men's preconception health as a mechanism to enhance fertility, as well as the health and well-being of the subject and his descendants. Premorbid risk factors and behaviors associated with stress, environmental toxins, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, lack of exercise/obesity, and the use of illicit drugs are all known to affect fecundity. While there are many health clinics available to women, where advice in areas such as postnatal care of the newborn, family planning, and couples fertility is provided, there are few, if any, equivalent health clinics available to men...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774804/patient-preferences-and-urologist-judgments-on-prostate-cancer-therapy-in-japan
#2
Masahiko Nakayama, Hisanori Kobayashi, Masateru Okazaki, Keiichiro Imanaka, Kazutake Yoshizawa, Jörg Mahlich
The purpose of the present study is to investigate the concordance of treatment preferences between patients and physicians in prostate cancer (PCa) in Japan. An internet-based discrete choice experiment was conducted. Patients and physicians were asked to select their preferred treatment from a pair of hypothetical treatments consisting of four attributes: quality of life (QOL), treatment effectiveness, side effects, and accessibility of treatment. The data were analyzed using a conditional logistic regression model to calculate coefficients and the relative importance (RI) of each attribute...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774803/-the-financial-is-the-main-issue-it-s-not-even-the-child-exploring-the-role-of-finances-in-men-s-concepts-of-fatherhood-and-fertility-intention
#3
Megan Hamm, Elizabeth Miller, Lovie Jackson Foster, Mario Browne, Sonya Borrero
Despite demonstrable need, men's utilization of sexual and reproductive health services remains low. This low utilization may particularly affect low-income men, given the disproportionate prevalence of unintended pregnancy in low-income populations. Bolstering men's utilization of sexual and reproductive health services requires understanding the services that are most relevant to them. Semistructured interviews about fatherhood, fertility intention, and contraceptive use were conducted with 58 low-income Black and White men in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774802/the-notion-of-manhood-embedment-in-the-practice-of-traditional-male-circumcision-in-ngove-village-limpopo-south-africa
#4
Tryphosa Siweya, Tholene Sodi, Mbuyiselo Douglas
Traditional male circumcision (TMC) is a cultural ritual that involves the removal of the penile foreskin of a male person undertaken as part of a rite of passage from childhood into adulthood. The aim of the study was to determine the notions of manhood in TMC by African adolescent boys in Ngove Village, Limpopo Province. This was a qualitative study that sampled a total of 20 adolescent boys through purposive sampling. Data were collected using semistructured interviews and analyzed through interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA)...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749301/the-effects-of-stigma-on-determinants-of-mental-health-help-seeking-behaviors-among-male-college-students-an-application-of-the-information-motivation-behavioral-skills-model
#5
Rita DiGioacchino DeBate, Amy Gatto, Gregor Rafal
Considered a public health issue, the prevalence and severity of poor mental well-being on college campuses has continued to rise. While many college campuses offer mental health counseling services, and utilization rates are increasing, their proportional usage is low especially among males, who often deal with poor mental well-being by adopting unhealthy coping strategies. The purpose of this study was to use the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model to assess the relationship between the determinants as factors that may impact help-seeking behaviors in a large sample ( n = 1,242) of male college students...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749300/-centering-the-margins-moving-equity-to-the-center-of-men-s-health-research
#6
Derek M Griffith
How might the science of men's health progress if research on marginalized or subordinated men is moved from the margins of the literature to the center? This commentary seeks to answer this question, suggesting that if more attention is paid to men of color and other marginalized men, the field will be greatly enriched in its ability to understand determinants of men's health. Reimagining men's health by moving men's health disparities to a primary focus of the field may yield critical new insights that would be essential to moving men's health to the center of health equity research...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749299/dyadic-reporting-of-intimate-partner-violence-among-male-couples-in-three-u-s-cities
#7
Nicolas A Suarez, Matthew J Mimiaga, Robert Garofalo, Emily Brown, Anna Marie Bratcher, Taylor Wimbly, Marco A Hidalgo, Samuel Hoehnle, Jennie Thai, Erin Kahle, Patrick S Sullivan, Rob Stephenson
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a prevalent and pressing public health concern that affects people of all gender and sexual identities. Though studies have identified that male couples may experience IPV at rates as high as or higher than women in heterosexual partnerships, the body of literature addressing this population is still nascent. This study recruited 160 male-male couples in Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago to independently complete individual surveys measuring demographic information, partner violence experience and perpetration, and individual and relationship characteristics that may shape the experience of violence...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737939/qianlongtong-inhibits-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-of-hyperplastic-prostate-cells
#8
Yifeng Yuan, Jing Yang, Wenxiong Zhu, Tao Liu, JuQiao He, Qing Zhou, Xing Zhou, Xi Zhang
Qianlongtong is a compound made from traditional Chinese herbs and it has proven to be very effective to treat patients with benign prostate hypertrophy. However, its mechanism is still unknown. This study is designed to investigate the effect of Qianlongtong on proliferation and apoptosis of hyperplastic prostate cells. Flow cytometry (FCM) and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) were used to assess proliferation and apoptosis of hyperplastic prostate cells in the following groups: control group, tamoxifen group, and groups with low, moderate, and high dosage of Qianlongtong...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737938/how-can-men-convicted-of-violence-against-women-feel-moral-while-holding-sexist-and-violent-attitudes-a-homeostatic-moral-model-based-on-self-deception
#9
María L Vecina
A moral model is proposed to understand how men convicted of violence against the partner can feel moral in spite of their past violent behavior and their current violent and sexist attitudes. Because of its appeal to the role of self-deception and its relationship to psychological well-being, it was hypothesized that a rigid conception about what is right and wrong (moral absolutism) is associated with ambivalent outcomes that keep their psychological system in homeostasis. The relationships were specified a priori and tested using path analysis...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737937/penoscrotal-transposition-to-achieve-urethral-continuity-after-long-segment-urethral-defect-a-case-report
#10
Lin Wang, Hui-Quan Shu, Chong-Rui Jin, Jie Gu, Ying-Long Sa
Penoscrotal transposition and pendulous-prostatic anastomotic urethroplasty for the treatment of long-segment bulbar and membranous urethral stenosis is rarely reported. This study reports the case of a 43-year-old man with dysuria resulting from pelvic fracture. The patient had a long-term history of multiple urethral reconstructions and presented a long-segment bulbar and membranous urethral stenosis at imaging. Penoscrotal transposition and pendulous-prostatic anastomotic urethroplasty was performed and completed in 170 min (blood loss: 400 ml)...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720028/physical-activity-intensity-among-adolescents-and-association-with-parent-adolescent-relationship-and-well-being
#11
Vered Shennar-Golan, Ofra Walter
Participation in physical activity (PA) provides young people significant health benefits, including improved well-being. However, large percentages of children and adolescents do not meet the recommendations for PA. Given that PA patterns are established during childhood and adolescence, and evolve within the context of the family, the current study explores the relationship between perceived parent-adolescent relationships and adolescents' PA levels, body mass index (BMI), and subjective well-being. The study was conducted in Israel, and the sample included 233 participants (126 girls, 107 boys) aged 13 to 18 years...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720027/efficacy-of-testosterone-treatment-in-hemodialysis-patients-as-assessed-by-aging-males-symptoms-scores-a-pilot-study
#12
Yasuyuki Inoue, Kenzo Nakamura, Yoshitaka Kuwahara, Yan Lu, Nanako Masuda, Shigeo Horie, Hiroshi Okada, Hisamitsu Ide
Numerous reports point to the beneficial effects of testosterone replacement therapy for patients with late-onset hypogonadism (LOH) syndrome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intramuscular injection of testosterone enantholactam acid ester on Aging Males' Symptoms (AMS) scores in hemodialysis patients with LOH. A total of 24 male patients with LOH (total AMS scores ≥27) were randomized into groups receiving intramuscular injections of either placebo or testosterone enantholactam acid ester at the dose of 250 mg for 6 months...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717913/ethnic-drinking-culture-acculturation-and-enculturation-in-relation-to-alcohol-drinking-behavior-among-marriage-based-male-immigrants-in-taiwan
#13
Hung-Hui Chen, Li-Yin Chien
Drinking behavior among immigrants could be influenced by drinking-related cultural norms in their country of origin and host country. This study examined the association of ethnic drinking culture, acculturation, and enculturation with alcohol drinking among male immigrants in Taiwan. This cross-sectional survey recruited 188 male immigrants. Ethnic drinking culture was divided into dry and wet according to per capita alcohol consumption and abstinent rate in the countries of origin in reference to that in Taiwan...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717912/uspstf-testicular-examination-nomination-self-examinations-and-examinations-in-a-clinical-setting
#14
Ana Fadich, Salvatore J Giorgianni, Michael J Rovito, Gregory A Pecchia, Jean J Bonhomme, Wesley B Adams, Colin L Stephenson, Felipe E Mesa-Morales, Justin Scott Sparkes
In 2004, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a Grade D recommendation for both testicular self-examination (TSE) and clinical evaluation to screen for testicular cancer in asymptomatic males. This review committee reaffirmed these recommendations in 2009 and again in 2011 (Testicular Cancer: Screening Release Date: April 2011. Final Update Summary: Testicular Cancer: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016). The 2011 USPSTF review found no significant evidence that would warrant a change from the last full review in 2004...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708021/association-between-erectile-dysfunction-and-subsequent-prostate-cancer-development-a-population-based-cohort-study-with-double-concurrent-comparison-groups
#15
Victor C Kok, Yi-Hsuan Hsiao, Jorng-Tzong Horng, Kung-Liang Wang
Recent studies indicate that erectile dysfunction (ED) and prostate cancer share common potential risk factors such as chronic inflammation, prostatitis, cigarette smoking, obesity, a high animal fat diet, sedentarism, and depression. There is great interest in knowing if ED is associated with prostate cancer. This study aimed to investigate if men afflicted with ED harbor an increased risk of prostate cancer, utilizing two concurrent comparison groups, constructed from the Taiwan NHIRD, with up to 8 years' follow-up...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708020/-the-worst-thing-was%C3%A2-prostate-cancer-patients-evaluations-of-their-diagnosis-and-treatment-experiences
#16
Christopher F Sharpley, Vicki Bitsika, David R H Christie
The objective of the current study was to identify the patient-perceived "worst aspects" of their diagnostic and treatment processes for prostate cancer (PCa) so as to inform targeted interventions aimed at reducing patient anxiety and depression. Two hundred and fifty-two patients who had received their diagnoses less than 8 years ago answered a postal survey about (a) background information, (b) their own descriptions of the worst aspects of their diagnosis and treatment, and (c) their ratings of 13 aspects of that process for (i) how these aspects made them feel stressed, anxious, and depressed and (ii) how they affected their relationships with significant others...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708009/high-frequency-ultrasound-imaging-guided-wedge-resection-an-effective-treatment-for-paraurethral-duct-dilatation-following-gonococcal-paraurethral-duct-infection-in-men
#17
Wenge Fan, Qingsong Zhang, Zhijiang Fan, Xun Ye, Tingwang Jiang
This study was performed to evaluate the therapeutic effects of wedge resection on male paraurethral duct dilatation following gonococcal paraurethral duct infection. Twenty-six men with paraurethral duct dilatation following gonococcal paraurethral duct infection were enrolled. Their lesions underwent wedge resection after examination using an ACUSON X300 ultrasound system. The anesthetic method, surgical duration, intraoperative blood loss, wound healing time, complications, sequelae, and curative effect were assessed...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708008/masculinity-social-connectedness-and-mental-health-men-s-diverse-patterns-of-practice
#18
Sarah K McKenzie, Sunny Collings, Gabrielle Jenkin, Jo River
Men's mental health has remained undertheorized, particularly in terms of the gendered nature of men's social relations. While the importance of social connections and strong supportive networks for improving mental health and well-being is well documented, we know little about men's social support networks or how men go about seeking or mobilizing social support. An in-depth understanding of the gendered nature of men's social connections and the ways in which the interplay between masculinity and men's social connections can impact men's mental health is needed...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695204/outreach-strategies-to-recruit-low-income-african-american-men-to-participate-in-health-promotion-programs-and-research-lessons-from-the-men-of-color-health-awareness-mocha-project
#19
Louis F Graham, Lamont Scott, Erus Lopeyok, Henry Douglas, Aline Gubrium, David Buchanan
African American men continue to bear a disproportionate share of the burden of disease. Engaging these men in health research and health promotion programs-especially lower-income, African American men who are vulnerable to chronic disease conditions such as obesity and heart disease-has historically proven quite difficult for researchers and public health practitioners. The few effective outreach strategies identified in the literature to date are largely limited to recruiting through hospital clinics, churches, and barbershops...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683025/developing-resilience-gay-men-s-response-to-systemic-discrimination
#20
Ingrid Handlovsky, Vicky Bungay, John Oliffe, Joy Johnson
Gay men experience marked health disparities compared to heterosexual men, associated with profound discrimination. Resilience as a concept has received growing attention to increase understanding about how gay men promote and protect their health in the presence of adversity. Missing in this literature are the perspectives and experiences of gay men over 40 years. This investigation, drawing on grounded theory methods, examined how gay men over 40 years of age develop resilience over the course of their lives to promote and protect their health...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
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