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The International Journal of Men's Health Men's Health Definition

Men's health is concerned with identifying, preventing, and treating conditions that are most common or specific to men.
 begins its fourth year of publication with this issue. Remaining international in scope, critical themes to be discussed in its pages include the special physical and psychological health needs of males of all ages, socioeconomic strata, and cultures. Our editorial board and expanding readership include distinguished teachers in the social and biological sciences, practitioners and researchers in medicine, medical anthropology Medical anthropology is a branch of anthropology concerned with the application of anthropological and social science theory and method to better understand health, illness and healing. , nursing, social work, and clinical psychology as well healthcare policymakers serving men's health needs throughout the world. Letters to the editor are now welcomed in response to the journal's articles and brief reports.

Keywords: masculinity, men's health, men's studies Men's studies - also sometimes called masculinity studies - is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to topics concerning men, gender, and politics. As a relatively new field of study, men's studies was formed largely in response to, and as a critique of, an emerging , male psychology, qualitative studies, quantitative studies

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The International Journal of Men's Health begins its fourth year of publication with this issue. Truly international in scope, articles published in the most recent volume discussed men's health issues in Australia, East Africa, Ecuador, India, South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa. , the United Kingdom, and the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . Our editorial board includes scholars and practitioners from Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Kenya, Mexico, the Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Urgent concerns reported on in the pages of this journal included male reproductive health Within the framework of WHO's definition of health[1] as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, reproductive health, or sexual health/hygiene , HIV-related illnesses in men, prostate disease, testicular cancer testicular cancer

Malignant tumour of the testis, or testicle. Although relatively rare, testicular cancer is the most common malignancy for men between the ages of 20 and 34. It typically affects men between 15 and 39 years old.
, male body image, and the experience of men who participate in commercial "sex work" using the Internet. Concerns of all ages of males, from infancy and adolescence to middle age and old age were addressed.

As we plan for upcoming volumes, critical themes continue to loom large: the reluctance of men of all ages to seek medical care and counseling when they are suffering, the experiences of men who have grown up in poverty and are seeking healthcare, and the increasing numbers of males who will experience diseases unique to the ever-increasing population of men living to extreme old age. Among the areas that deserve our attention and to which the International Journal of Men's Health will pay even closer attention are the special physical and psychological problems of boys and adolescent males, the increasingly complex area of male gender identity formation and diffusion, and the evolving images of masculinity--indeed, the emerging variety of masculinities that have become part of European-American culture.

In the meantime Adv. 1. in the meantime - during the intervening time; "meanwhile I will not think about the problem"; "meantime he was attentive to his other interests"; "in the meantime the police were notified"
meantime, meanwhile
, of course, many issues just being addressed fully and fairly in the technological West are still hardly part of the awareness of men (and women) in many parts of the world. Therefore men's health must also be studied in the context of traditional religious practices, the local lore of everyday life in the rich diversity of cultures found on this earth, and in relation to international trends in health policymaking pol·i·cy·mak·ing or pol·i·cy-mak·ing  
n.
High-level development of policy, especially official government policy.

adj.
Of, relating to, or involving the making of high-level policy:
. The International Journal of Men's Health will retain its international scope and the diversity of topics that this invites for study and discussion. While addressing issues that face boys and men everywhere, questions such as the following will also be considered in our journal's pages: What is the meaning of manhood for the physical and psychological well-being psychological well-being Research A nebulous legislative term intended to ensure that certain categories of lab animals, especially primates, don't 'go nuts' as a result of experimental design or conditions  of males? What are the special challenges to the health professions of somatic somatic /so·mat·ic/ (so-mat´ik)
1. pertaining to or characteristic of the soma or body.

2. pertaining to the body wall in contrast to the viscera.


so·mat·ic
adj.
 and psychiatric disorders with a high incidence among men?

As the International Journal of Men's Health renews its mission, the editorial staff encourages the submission of papers from our readers in the areas of medicine and medical anthropology, nursing, healthcare policymaking, education, epidemiology, social work, and clinical psychology. We hope to devote issues to the special health concerns of boys and young men and strategies and methods for working with men at crucial points in the life cycle. We are as interested in the lives of men in the Australian outback or deep in the Brazilian rainforest as the men in metropolitan centers on all six continents. Contributions from colleagues representing the major institutions that serve men and boys are sought and will be welcomed. Empirical studies, qualitative research Qualitative research

Traditional analysis of firm-specific prospects for future earnings. It may be based on data collected by the analysts, there is no formal quantitative framework used to generate projections.
, reviews of the literature, and brief communications will also find a place within these pages. Finally, beginning with Volume 4, letters to the editor will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Men's Health.

All submissions will continue to be anonymously peer-reviewed by members of our editorial board and other eminent scholars engaged in research on the topics considered by our authors in order to insure the quality and lasting value of the articles we publish.

Correspondence concerning this article should be sent to Miles Groth, IJMH IJMH International Journal of Mental Health  General Editor. Department of Psychology, Wagner College, 111 Parker Hall, One Campus Road, Staten Island, NY 10301 Electronic mail: mgroth@wagner.edu.

MILES GROTH

Wagner College
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Title Annotation:men's magazines
Author:Groth, Miles
Publication:International Journal of Men's Health
Date:Mar 22, 2005
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