Scholars and researchers have begun to study the influences of gender on men's health and illness (Courtenay & Keeling, 2000; Sabo & Gordon, 1995; Schofield, Connell, Walker, Wood, & Butland, 2000). The growth of women's health movements in the 1960s and 1970s fueled systematic and interdisciplinary studies of gender and health, and by the mid-1980s, the focus on gender had become a recognizable aspect of epidemiology, medical sociology, and interdisciplinary studies of psychosocial aspects of illness (Lorber, 1997; Stillion, 1985; Verbrugge, 1985; Waldron, 1983). However, most of this early work on gender and health revolved almost exclusively around women. For some men, the reconceptu-alization of gender that was ...
The Study of Masculinities and Men's Health: An Overview
The study of masculinities and men's health: An overview