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A Handbook of Men's Health is more than a ready reference for anyone working in public health, health promotion and general clinical practice. The chapters follow through each stage of life, from youth to maturity, so that readers can quickly find the information they need.
Detailed information on procedures and investigations encourages the development of competencies such as:
. assessing men's physical and mental health
. identifying men's information needs
. directing men to supportive organisations and resources
. a chapter on the law and ethics covering the rights of same-sex couples, men's access to children, anti-discrimination legislation, sexual abuse of males and infertility treatment
- evidence-based information
- boxes highlighting key points and concepts
- guidelines issued by professional bodies to promote best practice
- exercises encouraging critical reflection on current practices and social norms
- a wide range of websites and references to important resources