Men’s health issues are an important public health concern, and the interplay between the psychology of men and masculinity and men’s physical health is complex. Research has already uncovered important links between the enactment of masculine norms and aspects of mental health. This special issue seeks to centralize the intersection of masculinity and physical health.
The guest editors are calling for contributions to this special issue that include quantitative and qualitative research encompassing social, psychological, medical, and public health perspectives.
Examples of potential submission topics include (but are not limited to) how masculine norms influence:
- health-related behaviors (e.g., diet, exercise, and healthcare utilization)
- the detection, occurrence, and treatment of chronic disease (e.g., colon cancer, heart disease, and diabetes) and male-specific disease (e.g., prostate cancer and testicular cancer)
- the experience and treatment of prenatal, perinatal, and post-natal physical disability
- the ways in which men experience age-related changes that affect their lifestyle (e.g., hearing impairment, weakening vision, and increased recovery time from injury)
- sexual behavior and sexual dysfunction
They especially encourage submissions that focus on the health experiences of minority individuals, broadly defined; health issues specific to different groups of men (e.g., the use of PrEP among men who have sex with men; and hormone treatment for transmen); interventions aimed at promoting men’s health; and biological research on the development of male traits that influence health.
The submission deadline is November 1, 2017.
All submissions should adhere to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.) style requirements.