Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Understanding disordered eating in Black adolescents: Effects of gender identity, racial identity, and perceived puberty.

Gender identity has been identified as a risk factor for disordered eating behaviors (DEB) in adolescents. However, extant studies have been slow to consider the combined influence of multiple social identities. This study examined whether social ident…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: The mediation effect between everyday discrimination, gender role conflict, emotional eating, and obesity in African American fathers and sons.

African Americans were the only ethnic group from 1999 to 2016 to experience a trend increase in prevalence of overweight, Class 1 obesity, and Class 2 obesity among US males between the ages of 2 to 19 years old (Skinner, Ravanbakht, Skelton, Perrin, …

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Black fathers matter: The role of paternal closeness on adolescent male obesity.

Black American boys are the only adolescent group in the United States to experience a significant trend increase in obesity rates from 1999 to 2010 (Ogden, Carroll, Kit, & Flegal, 2012). We used the National Survey of American Life–Adolescent, a nationally representative survey of Black American adolescents, to examine the relationship between male closeness and body mass index (BMI) in father-present and kinship households (n = 563). In father-present households, the primary paternal figure is the child’s biological father. In kinship households, the primary paternal figure is a nonbiological father or a social father. The National Survey of American Life–Adolescent focuses on experiences of Black American adolescents and includes two ethnic subgroups: African American and Caribbean Black adolescents. Obesity levels were similar between father-present (19.2%) and kinship households (20.6%). However, kinship households reported a higher percentage of paternal closeness (49.2%) than father-present households (46.1%). Ethnic differences in paternal closeness were not present between father-present and kinship households. In a bivariate regression analysis, paternal closeness scores were negatively correlated with BMIs in Black American boys (p = .05). After accounting for age, income, ethnicity, and leisure time physical activity, higher paternal closeness scores were predictive of lower BMIs only in kinship households (p

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: The next frontier for men’s contraceptive choice: College men’s willingness to pursue male hormonal contraception.

Unplanned pregnancy is a concern for emerging adult men, but their contraceptive options are limited. With male hormonal contraception clinical trials in progress, it is important to investigate men’s attitudes toward alternative contraception. Many so…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Correlates of tanning dependence among sexual minority males.

Sexual minority males are a group at high risk for developing skin cancer, which may be related to elevated rates of indoor tanning. Tanning dependence may be one risk factor for indoor tanning behavior, yet little research has focused on the predictors of skin cancer risk behaviors in sexual minority males. The aim of the current study was to explore the association between tanning dependence and skin cancer risk behaviors in a sample of sexual minority males. Participants were 230 sexual minority males of age 15–35 years (M = 24.66, SD = 5.44) living in San Diego County, California, United States. Participants completed measures of skin cancer risk behaviors (e.g., indoor tanning behavior and use of sunscreen), and tanning dependence was measured via the Behavioral Addiction Indoor Tanning Screener. Results demonstrated significant positive associations between tanning dependence and all measures of skin cancer risk behaviors. Elevated tanning dependence was associated with greater indoor tanning frequency (b = .75, p p = .007), greater intent to indoor tan (b = .90, p b = −.22, p = .002). These results highlight the role of tanning dependence in understanding why sexual minority males may engage in skin cancer risk behaviors. Skin cancer prevention efforts aimed at reducing indoor tanning in sexual minority males may benefit from adding a component designed to address tanning dependence in this population. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Heterosexual self-presentation and other individual- and community-based correlates of HIV testing among Latino men who have sex with men.

From 2010 to 2014, HIV diagnoses among Latino men who have sex with other men (LMSM) have increased by 14%, whereas diagnoses declined by 11% among White, non-Latino men who have sex with men (MSM). This health disparity is in part due to exposure to o…

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