India is fast becoming one of the worst countries in the world to be a man. Under constant assault, risk of murder rape and suicide… and slowly disappearing.
World Suicide Prevention Day recently passed, and once again most government and charitable programs devoted to the issue continue to miss the biggest demographic risk factor for suicide: being male. Steve Brulé has a breakdown.
Prostate cancer kills an awful lot of men, and we ought to take it more seriously.. They say that men don’t look after their own health well enough, and in our experience, this is often true. Dan Schneider is on a mission to avoid being one of those “he shoulda gone to a doctor sooner” guys, and tells of his experiences in looking after himself… and why you should too.
Death is never an easy thing to deal with, especially when it happens to a loved one. When his grandfather was diagnosed with terminal cancer Phil in Utah took on the responsibility of caring for him in his final days. Here Phil describes his experience and gives us advice how to help another person who is passing. Empathy works wonders for people, and it is something that we must all embrace, male or female. [Illustration by Europa Phoenix.]
In a rather surprising turn of events, a violent woman was actually treated as a criminal in an American court of law. Katherine Kieu-Becker, the infamous California woman who cut off her husbands penis for asking for a divorce, was sentenced to life in prison for her misdeeds yesterday.
Human Papilloma Virus is spread through sexual contact and is more usually associated with cervical cancer in women. Of course, it is more usually associated with women because there is something else that is usually more associated with women. Social concern and compassion. HPV is another example of how men’s issues get buried in concern for women.
Dr. Greg Canning is calling on all advocates for men and boys about International Men’s Health Week and to spend some time considering your own health. If you are due for a checkup, or overdue, go get one. Think about lifestyle changes that will add some quality and maybe quantity to your life.
Our own Dr Tara Palmatier, among the many things she does to support men and boys, serves on the Board of Directors for the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women (DAHMW). She now makes an appeal for funding and volunteers to this important organization, with the blessing and support of AVFM editorial staff.
Is a man’s penis the determining factor as to his worth in society as a human being? One mother seemed to think so and took it upon herself to determine her son’s future for him.
Yet another conservative has stepped forward to tell men to get married and thereby “grow up” and “man up.” Mark Trueblood wants them to explain why men should risk that in the current legal climate.