142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Masculinity: The impact on health decision making

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Regardless of age males and females view health and medical visits in different ways. Some men take the approach of “I feel fine, so why should I go see a doctor?” That’s an attitude that has somewhat changed, but we have a long way to go. What are the generational and traditional and evolving attitudes males exhibit towards health care encounters? How do their views of masculinity change over the lifespan? How does it develop as they move through various relationships in their lives?
Session Objectives: Describe what young men perceive as "masculinity" and how it affects their attitude towards their future health. Discuss the role masculinity plays in addressing health conditions young men encounter.
James Leone, PhD, MPH, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, *D, CHES, FMHI

Role of Masculinity Attitudes on Chronic Health Conditions Among Men
Sarika Parasuraman, PhD, MPH, Roland J. Thorpe, PhD, Freya Sonenstein, PhD, Nan Astone, PhD, Joseph Pleck, PhD, MA, Jacinda Dariotis, PhD and Arik Marcell, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Men's Health Caucus
Endorsed by: LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals, Black Caucus of Health Workers

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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