Course: Masculinity, Sexual Behavior and Health

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The following books are recommended but not required:


Topic Readings
Session 1: Overview of Male Reproductive Health Required

Lindberg LD, Sonfield A, Gemmill A. Reassessing adolescent male sexual and reproductive health in the United States: Research and recommendations. Am J Men's Health 2008;2(1):40-56.

Glasier A, Gulmezoglu AM, Schmid GP, Moreno CG, Van Look PF. Sexual and reproductive health: a matter of life and death. Lancet. 2006 Nov 4;368(9547):1595-607.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A Public Health Approach for Advancing Sexual Health in the United States: Rationale and Options for Implementation, Meeting Report of an External Consultation. Atlanta, Georgia: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; December, 2010: (PGS 3 TO 7 ONLY)

Suggested Background Reading

Featherstone B, Hearn J, Pringle K. Man Made: Men, masculinities and equality in public policy. London, UK: The Coalition on Men and Boys; 2009. Section 1: pages 17-21.

Gavin L, MacKay AP, Brown K, Harrier S, Ventura SJ, Kann L, et al. Sexual and reproductive health of persons aged 10-24 years - United States, 2002-2007. MMWR Surveill Summ 2009;58(6):1-58.

National Adolescent Health Information Center. A health profile of adolescent and young adult males. San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco, 2005.

Martinez GM, Chandra A, Abma JC, Jones J, Mosher WD. Fertility, contraception, and fatherhood: Data on men and women from Cycle 6 (2002) of the National Survey of Family Growth. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 23(26), 2006.
Session 2: Masculinities & Sexuality: What Does it Mean to Be a Man, and How Is This Related to Men's Sexual Health? Required Readings for All

Pleck JH. In Levant & W. S. Pollack (Eds.), A new psychology of men. New York: Basic Books. (1995). Chapter 1 - The gender role strain paradigm: An update. (pp. 11-32).

Anderson R. (May 1994). The code of the streets. The Atlantic Monthly, 81-94.

Giordano PC, Longmore MA, Manning WD. Gender and the meanings of adolescent romantic relationships: A focus on boys. American Sociological Review, 2006; 71:260-287.

Smiler AP, Frankel LBW, Savin-Williams RC. From kissing to coitus? Sex-of-partner differences in the sexual milestone achievement of young men. Journal of Adolescence. 2011; 34:727–735.

Marcell AV, Eftim S, Sonenstein F, Pleck JH. Associations of family and peer experiences with masculinity attitude trajectories at the individual and group level in adolescent and young adult males. Men & Masculinities. 2011: (Online First: June 17 2011).

Assigned Readings (Prepare 5-minute summary on the article to present to the class & share less than ½ page of 4-5 bullets max summary of main points)

Frankel L. An appeal for additional research about the development of heterosexual male sexual identity. J Psychology Human Sexuality. 2004;16(4):1-16.

  • What is Frankel’s hypothesis & do you agree/disagree with it?
  • How might having an unmarked male heterosexual identity contribute to men’s health?

Wilson BD, Harper GW, et al. Negotiating dominant masculinity ideology: strategies used by gay, bisexual and questioning male adolescents. Am J Comm Psych. 2010. 45:169-85.

  • How does gender role strain (Pleck) & a marked identity (Frankel) influence GBQ men’s developmental outcomes & health?

Suggested Background Reading

Featherstone B, Hearn J, Pringle K. Man Made: Men, masculinities and equality in public policy. London, UK: The Coalition on Men and Boys; 2009. Section 2: pages 22-26.

Connell RW. (2005). Chapter 1 - The science of masculinity (pp. 3-44) In Masculinities. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Connell RW. (2005). Chapter 3 - The social organization of masculinity. In Masculinities (pp. 67-86). Berkeley : University of California Press.

Courtenay WH. (2000). Constructions of masculinity and their influence on men's well-being: A theory of gender and health. Soc Sci Med, 50 (10), 1385-1401.

Pulerwitz J, Barker G. Measuring Attitudes Toward Gender Norms Among Young Men in Brazil: Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the GEM Scale. Men & Masculinities. 2008;10:322-338

Thompson EH & Pleck JH. In Levant & W. S. Pollack (Eds.), A new psychology of men. New York : Basic Books. (1995). Chapter 5 - Masculinity ideologies: A review of research instrumentation on men and masculinities. (pp. 129-163).

Lohan M. How might we understand men's health better? Integrating explanations from critical studies on men and inequalities in health. Soc Sci Med 2007;65(3):493-504.

Jaccard J, Dodge T, Dittus P. Parent-adolescent communication about sex and birth control: a conceptual framework. New Dir Child Adolesc Dev 2002(97):9-41.

Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine. Sex and Health. 2008 Special Issue.

Lewis LJ & Kertzner RM. (2003). Toward improved interpretation and theory building of African American male sexualities. Journal of Sex Research, 40 (4), 383-395.

Wilson BD, Harper GW, et al (in press). Negotiating dominant masculinity ideology: strategies used by gay, bisexual and questioning male adolescents. Am Journal of Community Psychology.
Session 3: Male Reproductive Health Across the Lifespan: From Needs to Service Receipt Required Readings for All

American Academy of Pediatrics. Circumcision policy statement. Pediatrics 2012 Sep;130(3):585-586.

American Academy of Pediatrics. Male circumcision: Technical paper. Pediatrics 2012 Sep;130(3):e756-785.

Frey KA, Navarro SM, Kotelchuck M, et al. The clinical content of preconception care: preconception care for men. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008 Dec;199(6 Suppl 2):S389-395.

Laumann EO, Nicolosi A, Glasser DB, et al. Sexual problems among women and men aged 40-80 y: prevalence and correlates identified in the Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors. Int J Impot Res. Jan-Feb 2005;17(1):39-57.

Marcell AV, and the Committee on Adolescence. Male adolescent sexual and reproductive health care: Clinical report for the Committee on Adolescent Health. American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2011;128(6):e1658-1676. PMID: 22123881.

Marcell AV, McKenna R, Rompalo A, Hogan MT. White paper on males’ preventive sexual/reproductive healthcare services for the Office of Family Planning and Title X clinical guidelines. (In preparation).

Assigned Readings (Prepare 5-minute summary on the article to present to the class & share a ½ page of 4-5 bullets max summary of main points)

IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2011. The health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people: Building a foundation for better understanding.Washington, DC: The NationalAcademies Press. S1-S9.

Kann L, Olsen EO, McManus T, et al. Sexual identity, sex of sexual contacts, and health-risk behaviors among students in grades 9-12--youth risk behavior surveillance, selected sites, United States, 2001-2009. MMWR Surveill Summ. Jun 10 2011;60(7):1-133.

Suggested Background reading

Featherstone B, Hearn J, Pringle K. Man Made: Men, masculinities and equality in public policy. London , UK : The Coalition on Men and Boys; 2009. Sections 7 (pgs 83-104), 8 (pgs 105-122), 9 (123-149)

Region II Male Involvement Advisory Committee. Guidelines for Male Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: A Tool for Family Planning Providers : Region II DHHS Office of Family

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States National Guidelines Task Force. Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: 3rd Edition - Kindergarten through 12th Grade. New York, NY 2004.Planning; 2005.

Session 4: Community-Based Intervention Required Readings

Kirby D, Laris BA, Rolleri L –  ETR Associates. The Impact of Sex and HIV Education Programs in Schools and Communities on Sexual Behaviors among Young Adults. Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, NC. 2006

Jemmott JB, 3rd, Jemmott LS, Fong GT. Reductions in HIV risk-associated sexual behaviors among black male adolescents: effects of an AIDS prevention intervention. Am J Public Health. Mar 1992;82(3):372-377.

Martino SC, Elliott MN, Corona R, Kanouse DE, Schuster MA. Beyond the "big talk": the roles of breadth and repetition in parent-adolescent communication about sexual topics. Pediatrics. Mar 2008;121(3):e612-618.

Kalmuss D, Armstrong B, Franks M, Hecker G, Gonzalez J. Evaluation of a community-based sexual health intervention for young adult Latino and African-American men. J Men's Health. 2008;5(4):318-326.

Pulerwitz J, Barker G, Segundo M, Nascimento M. 2006. Promoting more gender-equitable norms and behaviors among young men as an HIV/AIDS prevention strategy. Horizons Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.

Suggested Background Reading

Speizer IS, Magnani RJ, Colvin CE. The effectiveness of adolescent reproductive health interventions in developing countries: a review of the evidence. JAH. 2003; 33(5):324-48

Marston C, King E. Factors that shape young people's sexual behaviour: a systematic review. Lancet. 2006 Nov 4;368(9547):1581-6.

DiIorio C, McCarty F, Resnicow K, Lehr S, Denzmore P. REAL men: a group-randomized trial of an HIV prevention intervention for adolescent boys. Am J Public Health 2007;97(6):1084-9.

WHO. Barker G, Ricardo C, Nascimento M. Engaging men & boys in changing gender-based inequity in health: evidence from programme interventions. Geneva, Switzerland. 2007.

Sonenstein F. New Directions for Title X 2008.

Session 5: Clinical Interventions: Help seeking & care delivery Required Readings

Addis ME, & Mahalik JR. (2003). Men, masculinity, and the contexts of help seeking. Am Psychol, 58 (1), 5-14.

Hammond WP, Matthews D, Mohottige D, Agyemang A, Corbie-Smith G. Masculinity, medical mistrust, and preventive health services delays among community-dwelling African-American men. J Gen Intern Med. Dec;25(12):1300-1308.

Galdas PM, Johnson JL, Percy ME, Ratner PA. Help seeking for cardiac symptoms: beyond the masculine-feminine binary. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Jul;71(1):18-24.

Zolna MR, Lindberg LD and Frost JJ. Couple-focused services in publicly funded family planning clinics: Identifying the need, 2009, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2011.

Institute of Medicine. Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps. Report Brief. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. July 2011.

Assigned Readings (Prepare 5-minute summary on the article to present to the class & share a ½ page bulleted summary of main points)

Hoffman ND, Freeman K, Swann S. Healthcare preferences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. J Adolesc Health. Sep 2009;45(3):222-229.

World Health Organization. Sexual and reproductive health: Core competencies in primary care. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO Press; 2011.

Any content from international perspective different from that covered in domestic setting?

Suggested Background Reading

Marcell AV, Ford CA, Pleck JH, & Sonenstein F. (2007). Masculine beliefs, parental communication, and adolescent males' health care use. Pediatrics, 119(4), e965-974.

Session 7: Class Presentations No Assigned Reading
Session 8: Class Presentations, Wrap-Up, and Evaluation No Assigned Reading