Tag: Men and Boys

Democrats’ Black Male Voter Problem

Last month in a videotaped appearance for a “Pod Save America” live show, Stacey Abrams, a celebrated Democratic activist and the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, said that Black men have the power to determine the election in that state. After explaining that some Black men chose not to vote because “often the leadership […]

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Of Barbecues and Men: A Summer Storm Brews Over Virility in France

PARIS — It’s “la rentrée” in France, the back-to-school, return-to-normal month after the vacations that is often marked by renewed social conflict. But nobody expected France to be up in arms over barbecues. Barbecue has become the word on every front page, the subject of heated TV debates and the source of a crisis in […]

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For Singapore’s Gay Men, Repeal of Sex Ban Brings Hope After Years of Pain

Dr. Roy Tan remembers the fear of being a gay man in Singapore in the 1980s and 1990s. Having consensual sex with another man was punishable by imprisonment. Undercover police officers would chat up unsuspecting gay men in quiet parks and beaches, wait for them to suggest sex, then swoop in and make an arrest. […]

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Vasectomies Among the Young and Childless May be on the Rise

“We’re so used to women and people who get pregnant shouldering the responsibility for preventing pregnancy that when we see men becoming interested, it’s seen as some kind of exceptional thing,” Ms. Littlejohn said. Dr. Brian Nguyen, an ob-gyn and the founder of Emerge Lab, a research organization that educates men about reproductive health, pointed […]

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Are Men Getting Duped Seeking Out Testosterone Tests?

In males, testosterone is mainly produced in the testes, and regulated by the brain’s hypothalamus and pituitary gland. Men with blood tests consistently showing low testosterone levels, along with signs or symptoms such as a depressed mood, lack of energy, low bone density, erectile dysfunction or decreased sex drive meet the criteria for an endocrine […]

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How You Feel About Gender Roles Can Tell Us How You’ll Vote

In summary, she wrote, “The more ‘masculine’ an individual is, the more likely he or she is to affiliate with the G.O.P. and vote for Republican Party candidates.” Regardless of the sex of the individual, McDermott argued, “the more ‘feminine’ traits a person possesses, the more likely that person is to affiliate with, and vote […]

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I Gave Birth, but My Husband Developed Postpartum Depression

“The actual DSM diagnosis of depression doesn’t always fit how men experience depression,” Dr. Fisher said. For men, symptoms may include frustration, agitation and irritability, an increase in dopamine-boosting activities (drinking, drugs, gambling) and isolation. That was my husband — frustrated, irritable and detached. He went to bed before 7 p.m., claiming exhaustion, though I […]

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