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College Men: A Look at Their Health Needs and How They Are, or Aren’t, Being Met Dr. Susan Milstein, CHES, CSE Professor Elizabeth Ridings, MA, HFI Health Enhancement Department Montgomery College Rockville, MD
Men’s Health Why is it important? Male youth More likely to drown, be victims of homicide, die in a car accident and commit suicide College men More likely to be in a physical fight, verbally threatened, drive after drinking, or have unprotected sex Older males Have a shorter lifespan than women Use less preventative health care Have a high risk of suicide
Men’s Health Why aren’t we talking about it? Don’t see a need Gender bias Women’s health movement 39 states have dedicated women’s health programming/staff 6 states for men
Intellectual health Declining performance in school more likely to repeat a grade more likely to be expelled or suspended men’s enrollment in college is declining
Physical health Top 10 causes of death Heart disease Cancer Diabetes Physical activity Men are more sports driven Exercise recommendations Nutrition needs Increased caloric intake More fiber Awareness of vitamin and mineral needs
Physical health Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Through high school, boys are more likely to use drugs In college, males are more likely to use drugs (except for alcohol) Body Image Eating Disorders Men may account 10% of eating disorders Muscle Dysmorphia Bigorexia
Mental health Stress ?? Less likely to discuss stress More likely to focus on physical symptoms
Mental health Depression Deny it Mask it Act out Suicide 8th leading cause of death for men 3rd leading cause of death for males 10 - 24
What’s next? What’s currently being done?
College courses • Montgomery College • Men’s Health • West Virginia University • Men’s Health • Issues in Men’s Health • Siena College • Men’s Health Issues • Bridgewater State College • First year seminar – Issues in Male Health • Portland State University • Men's Health • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health • Masculinity, Sexual Behavior & Health • University of Washington • Issues in Men’s health • George Washington Univ. • Male Health Across the Lifespan
Community programs • Men’s Health Center – Lewisville, TX • Men’s Health University – Integris Health, OK • Peer health education • Colleges/Universities • Community Organizations
Professional resources • Men’s Health World Congress • Men’s Health Network • APHA Men’s Health Caucus • Men’s Health Initiative
Q & A Contact Information Dr. Susan Milstein email@example.com 240-567-7578 Prof. Elizabeth Ridings firstname.lastname@example.org 240-567-7582
Resources • General men’s health information • Men’s Health Network • www.menshealthnetwork.org • Copies of “Blueprint for Men's Health” and “Your Head: An Owner's Manual” available for download • Eating disorders • National Eating Disorders Association • www.nationaleatingdisorders.org • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders • www.anad.org
Resources • Drug use and abuse • National Institute on Drug Abuse • http://www.nida.nih.gov • College health data • ACHA NCHA • http://www.acha-ncha.org/