Archive for 2017

Anxiety, Family Issues, Fatherhood, Stress

expectant dad panicsDon’t Panic, Dad-to-Be, You’re Not Alone

Dear Mr. Dad: My wife is due any day and until a week or so ago, everything was going incredibly smoothly. She and I took classes and we both read your book, “The Expectant Father” (which she liked better than most of the pregnancy books written for women). The pregnancy has been uneventful and the […]

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Health, Prostate, Relationships, Sex

peyronie'sConnectivity Is the Key to Life for Men

He first saw me for a vasectomy when he was in his mid 30’s. Nervous as all get out, he braved the visit, did splendidly, and was a better man for it. This experience changed him, because from then on, he felt that doctors were “OK” and could be trusted. His first real “date” with […]

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Education, Pay Equity, Work

wanted: male nursesWanted: Male Nurses

Despite efforts to promote greater gender equality among professions, there remains a significant need for more men in the nursing profession. The nursing field is only around 6% male, though this number is slowly rising. It doesn’t seem to be the education itself that serves as a deterrent; many men entering the nursing field have […]

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Fatherhood, Growing Up, Masculinity

real men play with dollsReal Men Play with Dolls

<em>Dear Mr. Dad: A few years ago, I read an article you wrote about why dads should play with their daughters. My husband is a pretty traditional guy and has a real problem playing with our four-year old the way she wants to play—meaning tea parties and dolls—not the way he does—meaning sports and superheroes. […]

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Fatherhood, Fertility

The Olympics of Microsurgery

You know it when it’s happening. The moment you have to rise to the occasion. It’s shut up and put out time. You summon all of your faculties, as only your best will do. A performance, race, speech, interview, exam or surgery. We all have these moments. I treasure mine. The Case of All Cases […]

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