chapter  13
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Designing Effective Programs and Services for College Men

Any contact a health professional has with a college man represents an important opportunity. College men are less likely than college women to seek health care. Therefore, any encounter a health professional has with a college man may be the only opportunity for assessment and intervention that any health professional will have with that man for a long time; as I pointed out in the preceding chapter, even one contact with a male patient can have signifi cantly positive effects on both behavioral and clinical outcomes. Furthermore, research indicates that students often need gender-specifi c interventions, such as safer-sex education specifi cally tailored for women and men (see Chapter 6).