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  ANRED: Males With Eating Disorders
Dieting is one of the most powerful eating disorder triggers for both males and females, and one study indicates that up to seventy percent of high school students diet at one time or another to improve their appearance.
Some, but not all, males with eating disorders are members of the gay community where men are judged on their physical attractiveness in much the same way that women are judged in the heterosexual community.
Heterosexual males are not exposed to the same intense cultural pressures to be thin that women and girls endure.
www.anred.com /males.html   (1208 words)

  
 Young African-American Males: Continuing Victims of High Homicide Rates in Urban Communities
However, the 1997 homicide death rates were judged to be statistically valid for fl males aged 15 to 34, and the estimated rate for ages 35 to 44 was used as an input in calculating a total homicide risk for the 15-to-44 age range.
The probability of an African-American male between the ages of 15 and 45 dying of a homicide in Brooklyn declined by 67.2 percent from 1991 to 1998, compared with a national decline of 36.9 percent for all African-American males.
Estimation for the decline in the murder probability for all fl males from ages 15 to 44 was calculated by using the percentage decline in the national homicide rate from 1997 to 1998.
www.heritage.org /Research/Crime/CDA00-05.cfm   (4541 words)

  
 glennsacks.com | Why Males Don't Go to College
This discussion of males' educational problems—particularly the problems of low-income and minority males—is long overdue, and boys' sagging educational performance is one of the main reasons for the increasing disappearance of male students from our college campuses.
Not surprisingly, many of the males were disengaged, and seemed to be there simply to put in their time.
I thought of the timid male professors who were so content with their own careers that they were perfectly willing to allow 18 year-old boys to be beat up on rather than jeopardize their own comfort by speaking out.
www.glennsacks.com /why_males_dont.htm   (1356 words)

  
 Involving Males in Preventing Teen Pregnancy
In the recent groundswell of interest across the country in targeting males for teen pregnancy prevention, key policy makers have responded to the absence of prevention efforts oriented to the male partners of the teenage mothers.
Some have argued that requiring males to be financially responsible for their children can provide needed motivation for them to avoid unintended pregnancies and births.
These shifts in male teenagers' behavior demonstrate that they can be influenced to adopt new behaviors and that programs designed to change male reproductive behavior will not necessarily fall on deaf ears.
www.urban.org /pubs/inv_males/summary.html   (3622 words)

  
 Males: Eating Disorders, bulimia, anorexia, binge eating
Research indicates that eating disorders in males are clinically similar to eating disorders in females (Schneider and Argas, 1987).
Males with anorexia do not tend conform to the cultural expectations for masculinity such as: to be competitiveness, muscularity/strength, physical aggressiveness, independence and competence in athletics (Kearney-Cooke and Steichen-Asch, 1990).
It is important to remember that the devastating effects of eating disorders cross gender lines and severely impact the health and well-being of both men and women.
www.edreferral.com /males_eating_disorders.htm   (905 words)

  
 The Urban Institute | Black Males Left Behind | Summary
In Black Males Left Behind, Ronald Mincy has assembled a distinguished group of experts who examine how less-educated fl men fared relative to other less-educated young people during the economic expansion of the 1990s and why.
Chapters explore the roles of the macroeconomy, the deconcentration of blue-collar employment, criminal justice policy, and the employment aspirations of young less-educated fl men and consider their implications for the design of employment services, welfare-to-work policies, workforce development policy, and child support enforcement.
Black Males Left Behind, edited by Ronald B. Mincy, is available from the Urban Institute Press (paper, 6" x 9", 344 pages, ISBN 0-87766-727-6, $29.50).
www.urban.org /pubs/blackmales   (205 words)

  
 Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males
In 2005, The Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males has continued to be successful while trying to aid in decreasing the problems that Black Males face in the areas of criminal justice, education, employment, health and social factors.
Black male involvement as fathers, nurturers, disciplinarians, teachers, coaches, and moral instructors has been and is critically important to the healthy development and maturation of children.
As Black males, we must clearly understand that we have been endowed by the Creator to be men of mission and leadership within the family and community.
www.in.gov /fssa/family/icssbm/about.html   (511 words)

  
 Sexual Abuse of Males: Prevalence, Possible Lasting Effects, and Resources
It should not be read as a "laundry list" of problems and symptoms that necessarily follow the sexual abuse of males, nor does the presence of any in males with sexual abuse histories necessarily mean the abuse is their primary cause.
Though Herman largely neglects males' experiences of sexual abuse, she integrates a great deal of research with decades of clinical wisdom and historical, political and moral insights.
Richard Gartner, Ph.D.      Dr. Gartner has written books an articles on the sexual abuse of males and their treatment in therapy, and is past president of MaleSurvivor: Overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men.
www.jimhopper.com /male-ab   (10320 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Young female chimps upstage males
Females learn from their mothers how to gather termites much faster than males - who prefer to spend more of their time playing, US scientists say.
The young males spent a lot of their time playing and swinging around - behaviours the team says may help them in typically male adult activities later in life, such as hunting and struggling for dominance.
"Mature males often hunt monkeys up in the trees, but females are almost always either pregnant or burdened with a clinging infant.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/3628363.stm   (399 words)

  
 Study Confirms Males/females Use Different Parts Of Brain In Language And Visuospatial Tasks
The opposite pattern of lateralization was found for the visuospatial task, with males showing more bilateral activation in the parietal lobe while processing visuospatial information than females, whose activations were more right lateralized.
"What we found most compelling was that male and female participants performed equally on tasks, both in terms of accuracy and timing; they just used different parts of their brains to get the tasks done," said Amy Clements, lead author of the study.
Male And Female Brain Patterns Differ During Reaching (Apr. 14, 2007) — Men's and women's brains "fire" differently when they are planning how to reach for something, so rehabilitation after brain injuries such as strokes may need to be tailored to the sex of the person,...
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2006/07/060718180450.htm   (1055 words)

  
  Boys & Men
Do this instead of any diet, and you are unlikely to ever have a weight problem, let alone an eating disorder.
Approximately 10% of eating disordered individuals coming to the attention of mental health professionals are male.
When you begin to notice that disordered eating habits are affecting your life, your happiness, and your ability to concentrate, it is important that you talk to somebody about what you're going through.
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org /p.asp?WebPage_ID=285   (445 words)

  
  VPC - Who Dies - Males and Firearms Violence
In 1996, 29,183 males were killed by guns: 12,014 in homicides, 15,808 in suicides, 1,004 in unintentional deaths, and 357 in deaths of unknown intent.
Firearm injury death rates are higher for males than females in all age groups—ranging from 1.3 times higher for those aged one to four years to 27.5 times higher for those 85 years of age and older.
In 1996, the 4,370 firearm deaths among young males aged 20 to 24 (48.6 per 100,000) amounted to 12.8 percent of all firearm deaths in America, yet this age group represented only 3.4 percent of the total population.
www.vpc.org /studies/whoguy.htm   (1129 words)

  
 The Chronicle: 5/24/2002: Evolution, Males, and Violence
Male brutalizers and killers are so common, they barely make the local news, whereas their female counterparts achieve a kind of fame.
Among vertebrates in particular, males tend to be relatively large, conspicuous in color and behavior, and endowed with intimidating weapons (tusks, fangs, claws, antlers, etc.) and a willingness to employ them, largely because such traits were rewarded, over evolutionary time, with enhanced reproductive success.
And not surprisingly, the male elephant seal is truly elephantine, outweighing the female fourfold; he is also strongly disposed to violence, nearly all of it directed at other males.
chronicle.com /free/v48/i37/37b00701.htm   (3619 words)

  
 Understanding Klinefelter Syndrome:  A Guide for XXY Males and Their Families
In XXY males, while the penis is usually of normal size, the testes remain at 2 ml, and cannot produce sufficient quantities of the male hormone testosterone.
This condition is common in chromosomally normal males as well, affecting more than 50 percent of men in their sixties, and as many as 90 percent in their seventies and eighties.
One study found a group of XXY males diagnosed between the ages of 27 and 37 to have suffered a number of setbacks, in comparison to a similar group of XY males.
www.nichd.nih.gov /publications/pubs/klinefelter.cfm   (6045 words)

  
 California Wild Summer 2005 - the Myth of Sexual Selection   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yellow-throated males don't defend territories at all, cluster around the territories of the orange males, and mate with females in their vicinity.
Turning to monogamous mammals, males contribute to parental care by building a den, burrow, or lodge, defending the family's feeding territory, feeding his mate when she's nursing, and carrying the young around the way humans drive their kids to after-school soccer.
She should choose a male displaying good condition not because he has high quality genes, but because she will be able to raise more, not "better," offspring by mating with him.
www.calacademy.org /calwild/2005summer/stories/sexual.html   (2667 words)

  
  Voices of Youth - View Single Post - are males more important than females?
I would definitely like to view males’ n females as equals, unfortunately, in the society that I’m living in now, it is not the case.
Males are more important in a Chinese family and they are treated a whole lot better than females.
In a Chinese culture, males (sons) carry down their family name with them when they get married and their kids will be using their family name, unlike females (they would have to take after their husband's family name).
www.unicef.org /voy/discussions/showpost.php?p=10647&postcount=27   (192 words)

  
  Male - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova).
Males are generally smaller than females in seed plants (the pollen grain is the male plant) and many fishes and birds, but larger in many mammals, including humans.
Although most species with male and female sexes have individuals that are either male or female, hermaphroditic animals have both male and female reproductive organs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Male   (693 words)

  
 Man - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A man is a male human adult, in contrast to an adult female, which is a woman.
The male reproductive system is oriented around producing and ejaculating semen which carries sperm and thus genetic information.
Additionally, 20% of males, particularly in the U.S., the Philippines, and South Korea, as well as Jews and Muslims from all countries, have experienced circumcision, a process of altering the penis from its natural state by removing the foreskin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Man   (1118 words)

  
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In one study conducted at the university of Pennsylvania in 1993, males and females were shown a range of silhouettes and asked to choose the figure believed to be closest to how they believed they looked; and each participant was asked to choose their ideal shape.
However males who are actually obese or are in an environment which emphasises thinness may experience a negative focus on body fat and a heightened pressure to diet- that is similar to the environmental pressures experienced by females at risk for eating disorders.
This objective criterion — amenorrhoea, is lacking in males with anorexia, which may contribute to under-recognition of anorexia in males, especially given the lower index of suspicion that many practitioners have in the differential diagnosis of emaciation in males.
www.eating-disorders.org.uk /docs/males.doc   (3042 words)

  
 John Edward Hart: Dubious Hero : ET Research (2001) by David Gleicher - 26 January 2001
If we adopt the conventional Parliamentary Inquiry departure time-table, on the port side, where the women passengers presumably were left by Hart, Lifeboat 10 left the ship at 1:20AM, probably with a plurality of second class passengers and a significant proportion of first class as well, almost all women and children.
Rule, who was instrumental in the loading of this boat, makes no mention in his testimony of any group of 25 women and children, having been led by a steward and loaded into the lifeboat.
Lifeboat 15 not only contained a high proportion of male passengers, it also seems to have had in it one of the largest contingent of crew members, including stewards, amongst whom, of course, was Hart.[14] As already noted, Lifeboat 15 was launched at around 1:35AM.
www.encyclopedia-titanica.org /item/1488   (5077 words)

  
 Serious Psychological Distress and Substance Use among Young Adult Males   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Males aged 18 to 25 who were divorced or separated were more likely to have experienced SPD than their counterparts who were married or never married (Figure 1).
Males aged 23 to 25 were more likely to have engaged in binge drinking in the past month than males aged 18 to 22 (53.6 vs. 49.0 percent), while males aged 18 to 22 were more likely to have used an illicit drug than those aged 23 to 25 (25.1 vs. 20.5 percent).
Males aged 18 to 25 who were married had lower rates of past month heavy alcohol use, binge alcohol use, and illicit drug use (12.4, 42.2, and 12.4 percent, respectively) than their peers who were divorced or separated (17.4, 53.0, and 20.6 percent) and those who had never married (22.6, 51.5, and 24.9 percent).
www.oas.samhsa.gov /2k6/menMH/menMH.htm   (1616 words)

  
 The Myth That Schools Shortchange Girls, by Judith Kleinfeld   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Males are also more apt than females to believe that the school climate is hostile to them, that teachers do not expect as much from them and give them less encouragement to do their best.
Males surpass females in mathematics, science, and geopolitics, but the differences are too slight to reach the accepted criterion of a "small" difference except in geopolitics.
The gender gap in favor of males in physics courses, however, is not as large as the gender gap in favor of females in chemistry courses.
www.uaf.edu /northern/schools/myth.html   (11665 words)

  
 The Lion's Roar: More than Just Hot Air - National Zoo| FONZ
Males leave their natal prides when they become sexually mature at three to four years of age, or when a new male coalition moves into the pride, whichever comes first.
The reproductive success of a male lion--as measured by the number of surviving offspring--depends primarily on his ability to gain and maintain access to a pride of females--the longer a male can remain with a pride, the more offspring he will be able to sire.
Because males are resident with a pride for such a short period of time--two to three years on average--and rarely get a second chance at residence (and thus at reproductive success), it is worth it for them literally to fight to the death to defend their females and cubs.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Publications/ZooGoer/1997/3/lionsroar.cfm   (3356 words)

  
 Gynecomastia: When Breasts Form in Males -- familydoctor.org
Gynecomastia is a condition in which firm breast tissue forms in males.
The breast tissue is usually less than 1-1/2 inches across and is located directly under the nipple.
To find out if this article applies to you and to get more information on this subject, talk to your family doctor.
www.familydoctor.org /080.xml   (529 words)

  
 The Field Guide to North American Males
Browse a list of boy species organized according to the four families: Artsy, Gainfully Employed, Athletic and Casual.
Every seemingly inexplicable bit of human male behavior is actually comprehensible when viewed through the prism of bird behavior!
Have you spotted a new species of male that does not appear in the current edition of Field Guide to North American Males?
www.fieldguide.com   (195 words)

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