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 |7 pages


ByDerek M. Griffith, Marino A. Bruce, Roland Thorpe

chapter |15 pages

Masculinity and Men’s Health Disparities

Conceptual and Theoretical Challenges
BySteve Robertson, Lynne Kilvington-Dowd

chapter |15 pages

Precarious Manhood and Men’s Health Disparities

ByJoseph A. Vandello, Jennifer K. Bosson, Joanna R. Lawler

chapter |15 pages

Fatherhood as a Social Context for Reducing Men’s Health Disparities

Lessons Learned from the Fathers and Sons Program
ByCleopatra Howard Caldwell, Kazumi Tsuchiya, Shervin Assari, Alvin Thomas

chapter |15 pages

Young Adulthood and Health Disparities in African American Males

ByMichael Cunningham, Antanious White

chapter |14 pages

Middle-aged men’s health

Patterns and Causes of Health Inequities during a Pivotal Period in the Life Course
ByDerek M. Griffith, Emily Cornish Jaeger, Ledric D. Sherman, Heath J. Moore

chapter |15 pages

Men’s Health in Later Life

Diverse and Intersecting Contexts
ByJamie Mitchell, Julie Ober Allen, Ramona Perry

chapter |26 pages

Measuring the Dimensions of African American Manhood

A Factor Analysis
ByDerek M. Griffith, Jacquelyn S. Pennings, Marino A. Bruce, Gregory D. Ayers

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
ByBradley Hiebert, Beverly Leipert, Sandra Regan

chapter |39 pages

Urban Men’s Health

How Urban Environments Affect Black Men’s Health
ByWaldo E. Johnson

chapter |9 pages

Incarceration as Determinant of Poor Health Outcomes

ByJason M. Williams, Carrie Bergeson

chapter |14 pages

The Public Health Disparities of Domestic Violence

Including the Perspectives and Health of Ethnic-Minority Men
ByRohan D. Jeremiah, Olubunmi Basirat Oyewuwo-Gassikia

chapter |22 pages

Global Men’s Health Policy

ByNoel Richardson, James A. Smith, Steve Robertson, Peter Baker

chapter |16 pages

Health, Public, and Social Policy

ByHenrie M. Treadwell, Marguerite J. Ro

chapter |14 pages

What Influences Adolescent Black Male Development and Well-Being?

Implications of the Limits and Opportunities of Social Policy
ByKeon L. Gilbert, Rashawn J. Ray, Odis D. Johnson

part |2 pages

Health Behaviors and Health Outcomes

chapter |18 pages

Male Health Behaviors

ByMichael J. Rovito

chapter |13 pages

Considerations in Men’s Mental Health Promotion and Treatment

ByZac E. Seidler, Simon M. Rice, John S. Ogrodniczuk, David Kealy, Haryana M. Dhillon, John L. Oliffe

chapter |16 pages

Depression, Trauma, and Suicide Among Adolescent and Young Adult Males

ByMichael A. Lindsey, Yunyu Xiao

chapter |13 pages

Men’s Trauma, Depression, and Suicide in Adulthood

ByDaphne C. Watkins, Janelle R. Goodwill

chapter |13 pages

Cancer Disparities in Men

ByKelvin A. Moses

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
ByJaclynn M. Hawkins, Rosalyn Denise Campbell, Charles Graham

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
ByStephanie H. Cook, Erica P. Wood, Jason Harris, Paul D’Avanzo, Perry N. Halkitis

chapter |16 pages

Transgender and Intersex Men

ByDavid A. Rubin

chapter |19 pages

Health Disparities among Men with Disabilities and Functional Limitations

ByCarlos M. Cervantes, Samuel R. Hodge

chapter |13 pages

Asian American Men’s Health

Applications of the Racial–Cultural Framework
ByY. Joel Wong, Keiko McCullough, Kuo Deng

chapter |25 pages

Understanding Health Inequalities Experienced by Black Men

Fundamental Links Between Racism, Socioeconomic Position, and Social Mobility
ByDarrell Hudson, Andrae Banks, Derek Holl, Whitney Sewell

chapter |17 pages

Understanding Health and Health Disparities in European American Boys and Men

ByEric S. Mankowski, Nick Glover

chapter |22 pages

Cultural, Social, and Historical Factors Influencing Latino Men’s Health

ByJason Daniel-Ulloa, India J. Ornelas, Alejandra Escoto

chapter |14 pages

Seeking Health and Well-Being for Indigenous North American Men

ByArthur W. Blume

chapter |11 pages

Achieving Health Equity for Native Hawaiian Men

Aia I Hea Ka Wai A Kāne
ByKa‘imi Alohilani Sinclair, Joseph Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula

part |2 pages

Men’s Health Inequities Across the Globe

chapter |13 pages

Understanding Inequities in Men’s Health in Australia

What Do We Know?
ByJames A. Smith, Murray Drummond, Mick Adams, Jason Bonson, Christie Benjamin

chapter |12 pages

Which Men? Inequality, Ethnicity, and Gender in Brazil’s National Men’s Health Program

ByGary Barker, Eduardo Schwarz, Daniel Costa Lima

chapter |17 pages

Picturing Intersectionality in Men’s Suicidality Research

A Photovoice Case Study of Gay and Bisexual Men
ByOlivier Ferlatte, John L. Oliffe

chapter |19 pages

Regional Variation in Determinants of Men’s Health

Comparison of South, Central, and North America
ByShervin Assari

part |2 pages

Final Thoughts and Future Directions

chapter |7 pages

Life Course Perspective

Implications for Men’s Health Equity
ByRoland J Thorpe, Paul C. Archibald

chapter |5 pages


ByLisa Bowleg

chapter |3 pages


ByDerek M. Griffith, Marino A. Bruce, Roland J Thorpe