Don’t Put off HPV Vaccine for Your Daughter or Son

Human Pappilomavirus (HPV) causes most cases of cervical cancer, as well as penile, anal, and several other cancers. And the CDC recommends the HPV vaccine for all boys and girls ages 11 and 12, teens who didn’t get the vaccine when they were younger, young men up to age 21, and young women up to [...]

The Making of an American Military Family + Purpose of Boys + Girls and Body Image

Couponing for the Rest of Us: The Not-So-Extreme Guide to Saving More

[amazon asin=0399163794&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Alison Buckholtz, author of Standing By.
Topic:
The making of an American military family in a time of war.
Issues: Adjusting to the unfamiliar (and sometimes unwelcome) role of military wife; the quiet battle military spouses wage to hold their families together during a loved one’s deployment; challenging one’s assumptions about military, motherhood, and even American citizenship.

[amazon asin=0470401826&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Michael Gurian, author of The Purpose of Boys.
Topic:
Helping our sons find meaning, significance, and direction in their lives.
Issues: What is purpose and why do we need one? How boys and girls develop purpose differently; how the loss of purpose in American boyhood is affecting families, women, and society as a whole.

[amazon asin=B002UXRZJ4&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Dara Chadwick, author of You’d Be So Pretty If…
Topic:
Teaching our daughters to love their bodies—even when we don’t love our own
Issues: What girls learn from mom’s attitudes about appearance; trigger words that set off a body image crisis; boys’ role in girls’ body image; what works and what doesn’t when talking to your daughter about healthy eating and exercise habits

Why Is Sex-Ed in Schools “For Girls Only?”

Forty-nine percent of boys have had sexual intercourse by the time they finish high school. One in four has an STD. Yet sex ed by and large still focuses on the needs of girls. How do we teach in ways that resonate with all students, regardless of their gender? If you’re an educator–or anyone who [...]

Placing American Indian and Alaska Native Boys and Men’s Health Disparities on the Map

A group of stakeholders dedicated to raising awareness on health disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) males has collaborated with Men’s Health Network (MHN) and the Office of Minority Health to develop a brief report titled A Vision of Wellness and Health Equity for AI/AN Boys and Men. Among American Indians and Alaska [...]

When Men Suffer from “Women’s Diseases”

Many people know that although breast cancer is generally considered something that affects women, men can—and sometimes do—develop breast cancer too. But breast cancer isn’t the only “women’s disease” that affects men. Here are two more that most people don’t know about. Eating disorders. Even though we think of eating disorders as affecting only girls, [...]

Kettlebells for Martial Arts Training

Think that you can’t get a fresh, new type of workout from equipment that’s centuries old? Think again. The kettlebell isn’t just one of the best workout devices for MMA fighters, it’s also one of the trendiest exercises in gyms today. The best part about working out with kettlebells is that it gets the job [...]

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