Journal article

Health Behaviors, Prostate Cancer, and Masculinities A Life Course Perspective

John Oliffe

MEN AND MASCULINITIES | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

Epidemiological data indicate that men are overrepresented in mortality rates attributed to both natural causes (e.g., ischemic heart disease) and certain deaths caused by external causes (e.g., motor vehicle accidents). Men's health behaviors are consistently linked to their poor health outcomes, and diverse explanations about what underpins men's health behaviors have been presented by commentators and researchers alike. Recently connections between men's behaviors and dominant ideals of masculinity have provided empirical snapshots about the intersections of gender and health and specific illness events. This study uses a retrospective life course method to describe the connections betwee..

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