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Exposing Men: The Science and Politics of Male Reproduction

Cynthia R. Daniels


This book examines how ideals of masculinity have long skewed our societal—and scientific—understanding of one of the pillars of male identity: reproductive health. Only with the recent public exposure of men's reproductive troubles has the health of the male body been thrown into question, and along with it, deeper masculine ideals. Whereas once, men's sexual and reproductive abilities were the most taboo of topics, today, erectile dysfunction is a multi-billion dollar business, and magazine articles trumpet male reproductive decline with headlines such as “You're Half the Man Your Father Was ... More

Keywords: ideals, masculinity, reproductive health, erectile dysfunction, sperm, toxins, health risks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195148411
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148411.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cynthia R. Daniels, author
Rutgers University