Worldwide, men have more opportunities, privileges, and power, yet they also have shorter life expectancies than women. Why is this? Why are there stark differences in the burden of disease, quality of life, and length of life amongst men, by race, ethnicity, (dis)ability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, rurality, and national context? Why is this a largely unexplored area of research? Men’s Health Equity is the first volume to describe men’s health equity as a field of study that emerged from gaps in and between research on men’s health and health inequities.

This handbook provides a comprehensive review of foundations of the field; summarizes the issues unique to different populations; discusses key frameworks for studying and exploring issues that cut across populations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Central America, and South America; and offers strategies for improving the health of key population groups and achieving men’s health equity overall. This book systematically explores the underlying causes of these differences, describes the specific challenges faced by particular groups of men, and offers policy and programmatic strategies to improve the health and well-being of men and pursue men’s health equity. Men’s Health Equity will be the first collection to present the state of the science in this field, its progress, its breadth, and its future.

This book is an invaluable resource for scholars, researchers, students, and professionals interested in men’s health equity, men’s health, psychology of men’s health, gender studies, public health, and global health.

part |2 pages

Psychosocial and Developmental Foundations of Men’s Health Equity

chapter |15 pages

Masculinity and Men’s Health Disparities

Conceptual and Theoretical Challenges

chapter |14 pages

Middle-aged men’s health

Patterns and Causes of Health Inequities during a Pivotal Period in the Life Course

chapter |15 pages

Men’s Health in Later Life

Diverse and Intersecting Contexts

part |2 pages

Environmental, Social, and Policy Determinants of Men’s Health Inequities

chapter |12 pages

Being a Man in the Countryside

How Rural Men Navigate Health and Masculinity

chapter |39 pages

Urban Men’s Health

How Urban Environments Affect Black Men’s Health

chapter |14 pages

The Public Health Disparities of Domestic Violence

Including the Perspectives and Health of Ethnic-Minority Men

chapter |14 pages

What Influences Adolescent Black Male Development and Well-Being?

Implications of the Limits and Opportunities of Social Policy

part |2 pages

Health Behaviors and Health Outcomes

chapter |18 pages

Male Health Behaviors

chapter |13 pages

Cancer Disparities in Men

chapter |11 pages

Diabetes Health Disparities in Men

A Brief Review of the Influence of Gender on the Onset and Progression of Diabetes in Men and Implications for Interventions and Practice

part |2 pages

Men’s Health Inequities in the United States

chapter |17 pages

The Health of Gay and Bisexual Men

Theoretical Approaches and Policy Implications

chapter |16 pages

Transgender and Intersex Men

chapter |13 pages

Asian American Men’s Health

Applications of the Racial–Cultural Framework

chapter |25 pages

Understanding Health Inequalities Experienced by Black Men

Fundamental Links Between Racism, Socioeconomic Position, and Social Mobility

part |2 pages

Men’s Health Inequities Across the Globe

part |2 pages

Final Thoughts and Future Directions

chapter |7 pages

Life Course Perspective

Implications for Men’s Health Equity

chapter |5 pages