Foundation for Male Studies

Our Mission:

TO FOSTER RESEARCH ON THE STATE OF BOYS AND MEN

from a scientific, biological, anthropological, and human perspective.

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Value #1:

INFORMATION AND TRANSFORMATION

Adding the study of boys and men to fill gaps and advance knowledge for all people, and encourage women, men, boys, and girls to fulfill their human potential.

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A destructive, invisible crisis we need to understand:

PERI-PARTUM DEPRESSION IN MEN

The Academy of Pediatrics: Depression before, during and after a partner's pregnancy is both real and devastating -- to both parents, and children.

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Calling all genders:

we're all interconnected

Many challenges faced by men, are faced by women as well. By helping both, together, all people of every age will benefit.

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postpartum depression in both partners, is real.

Postpartum depression attacks women, men, and the children, forever negatively affecting countless lives, when ignored. A study being proposed, a meta-analysis of male partner depression with an aim of creating an actionable, inclusive model of parent evaluation, like pregnancy itself, is a threshold enterprise in the holistic re-imagining of the mother, father, child complex.

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A moving letter from Edward M. Stephens, MD, Chair of the Foundation for Male Studies

A Personal Message: Postpartum Depression is real and affects the entire family.

Discoveries are sometimes serendipitous. At other times, they build on observation and experience. The discovery of penicillin is among the first, and the discovery of Covid-19 is among the latter. The Moderna vaccine for Covid was produced over a weekend, building on 20 years of research.

I have lived long enough, and I have been a doctor long enough to see both the serendipity and the painstaking observation that brings discovery. Starting in 1967, as an obstetrician, I delivered hundreds of babies, and saw enough depressed mothers to know that postpartum depression (PPD) was both real and devastating. Mothers who had an aversion to their babies, or worse, wanted to kill them or themselves.

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A CASE FOR AN ACADEMIC PROGRAM IN MALE STUDIES

Presented by Edward M. Stephens, MD

The creation of the first multi-disciplinary Program in Male Studies at a major U.S.research university will mark a fundamental shift in the academic landscape.

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