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Men’s Health

Men’s health is a multifaceted phenomenon that involves the intersection of environmental, physiological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that shape the health transitions and trajectories of men. From the moment a male child is born, societal influences navigate the cultural and environmental socialization of how that child will experience health over his life course. Researchers who study men’s health examine various risk and protective factors that contribute to the higher rates of both chronic illness and earlier death among men compared to women. It is important to identify these factors in efforts to mitigate the disparate effects of men’s health outcomes. Researchers and health and human services professionals work collaboratively to provide healthy living conditions for men so that they—and the individuals who are in ...

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