Machismo as a Barrier to Health Promotion in Australian Males
This chapter will explore Australian masculinity and machismo and its effects upon men's health and behaviours. Machismo will also be discussed as a barrier to health promotion in men. Recommended strategies will be given to assist health professionals to develop effective men's health promotion programs. Generalisations of male behaviours will be made throughout this chapter. These generalisations are necessary in order to highlight trends and issues in men's health and health behaviours. Patterns that are emerging within the field of men's health can also be explored. Health within the majority of Australian males, and from the dominant culture, will be the focus of this chapter.
- Hormones or roles?
- Masculinity and machismo in the Australian male
- Machismo and health behaviours
- Machismo as a barrier to health promotion