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    May 7, 2014  

    Increasingly, boys appear to be falling behind girls academically. Test statistics, grades and college degrees are part of the story, but experts are also concerned about the messages young men get about masculinity. Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Thompson, author of “Raising Cain,” Ever Forward Club founder Ashanti Branch and Christina Hoff Sommers, author of “The War Against Boys.” Continue reading

  • October 25, 2011  

    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has recommended for the first time that boys and young men get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, known as HPV, to protect them from cancers resulting from sexual activity. Jeffrey Brown discusses the new recommendation with Rob Stein of The Washington Post. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2011   BY Hanna Ingber Win and PRI's The World  

    In India, aborting a fetus based on its sex is illegal, but the practice is common due to a societal preference for boys. Continue reading

  • August 4, 2011  

    New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a $127 million, three-year plan to coordinate city agencies and efforts with a goal of reducing disparities between young black and Latino men and the rest of the population. Jeffrey Brown discusses the new program with Bloomberg, who will contribute $30 million of his own money. Continue reading