What is it about?

This review briefly describes the content of the book. The editors of this book clearly identify the main issue as that ‘men are viewed as “the second sex” in both academic scholarship and policy. They make the point that without any evidence men are assumed not to be bothered or care about becoming a dad, fatherhood or fathering. The wide range of subjects the book covers makes it an ideal resource for undergraduates, graduates, academics, researchers, policy makers and practitioners.

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Why is it important?

This book highlighted the absence of men’s reproductive lives from much of social science research. In this volume they do much to bring men back in to the reproductive spotlight.


This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in men's experience of reproduction.

Dr Robin A Hadley
Manchester Metropolitan University

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This page is a summary of: Reconceiving the second sex: men, masculinity, and reproduction, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, March 2016, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2016.1152627.
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