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Menstuff® reports here on interesting articles appearing in October periodicals. A click on the photo will often provide a larger photo or additional information reagrding the topic. See previous months above.

A variety of current information is also available: Mediawatch, 2002 provides reviews the media's portrayal of men in advertising and the media. See 2001, also. For an index of these and additional stories, see 2002 and 2001. What's New provides weekly updates of additions to the web site including the latest issues, which are also included in Newsbytes (see table above).

After reviewing some of these topics, we encourage you to write the corporations and the government and give them your viewpoint. Action of the Week selects a particular action to take for the week. Change doesn't usually take place when only one complaint is received. If you want to be part of the solution, let them hear from you! Here's how.


Toxic Exes: It's up to you to keep her in her place! When the specter of a past relationship rises up to haunt you, there are ways to put the spirit back to rest. 10/01


These scientists are unlocking the mysteries of aging. Are you ready to live to 120? In a second article, groups that promise their members immortality are alive and well and their charismatic leaders invite you to join - forever. 9-10/01


Think you're the only one still scarred by the Miracle of Life video? Wrong. There are plenty of teens out there suffering through outdated sex-ed classes. So what's the problem? Plus, the lowdown on hooking up, the definition of "slut" and more in "The Virginity Monologues." 10/01


Exposure to violence puts male African American adolescents at greater cardiovascular risk in early adulthood than their female counterparts. Nearly 12 million African Americans have hypertension. Untreated, it prematurely ages the body's arteries and can lead to stroke, heart attacks and kidney failure. Black Men, 10/01


Coming out can be terrific, terrifying, or traumatic. Luckily, you live in a time when there's support and guidance as close as your computer. 10/9/01


...when we don't listen to those who have a grievance with us, where we don't put ourselves in the other person's shoes, and we don't engage in problem solving, the price can be higher than we might ever imagine. 10/01


On newsstands now, this 214 health guide is filled with great information for your body, your diet, your relationship - your life. Check it out! On display until 10/23/01.


Sex: How to charm her pants off. Money: Coke dealers snort it. Sex: Working in a porn shop. Money: Playing the pokie king. Sex: Supermodel Kylie Bax. Money: Pro gamblers roll in it. Sex: Melbourne babes talk dirty: Money: It doesn't talk and on and on. 10/01


A story about 12 young women who confront distorted stereotypes, the mainstream media's superficial and dismissive coverage of political rallies, in a creative, modern way of protesting. 9-10/01


Parents-to-be often worry that breast feeding will rob Dad of the chance to develop a close relationship with Baby. But, as most experienced dads know, there are many ways to form this important bond besides giving Baby a bottle. 10-11/01


Coming out still raises many challenges, but rather than being discouraged, most gay kids are pissed that the world treats them the way it does and are driven to do something about it. 10/01


ElleGirl just broke with the first issue directed to girls from 15-25. Similar to Cosmo Girl in content with a lot of beauty tips and some very provocative advertising. In this article, the divine Ms. Stiles opens up about Columbine, college life, and (dare we say it?) feminism. Fall/01


Every weekend 200,000 Brazilian teens crowd into grimy industrial nightclubs. When the music starts - music filled with hate, rage and revenge - so does the bloodletting.

Also, "The Ladies of Surf."  The boys may pull the biggest paychecks and cop the major attitudes, but it's the women who maintain the heart of the sport. 10/01


Out editor Brendan Lemon rocked baseball in May when he announced he was dating a major league star. Now he explains why it's so hard to leave the clubhouse closet. 10/01


Here's a 14-page guide to what's going on inside your teenager's head. Learn what they love, how they think, what they need. Plus, surprising good news about teens that should put some worries to rest. 10/01


Has television really desensitized us to sex and violence? Not if you look at the stats. And if you mention it again, we'll shoot you in the face. THE FACTS Stuff, 10/01


Experts believe that spine-tingling tales may actually help kids face their fears. 10/01


The controversy of unprotected sex. Using condoms every time no matter what, doesn't work all of the time. The emotional landscape of having sex is more complicated than that. 10/01


For most men, television ranks above companionship on the top 10 list of basic needs. But what about the ladies?  FHM asked 100 women about their TV-watching habits and found out they're addicts too. 10/01


The CDC maintains that HIV testing should be voluntary and that treatment decisions should be made with fully-informed consent. Note that none of 150 chimpanzees inoculated with HIV has developed AIDS. 9-10/01


Unless you want to be thought a jerk, loser, pig or put, never, ever... Some very sage advice, regardless of the sex of the company. 10/01


Everything you always wanted to know about death-defying, fibula-shattering extreme sports...plus the delicious girls who make it all worth watching. 10/01


Don't dismiss animated violence. Though kids know it's fake, it can be the worst kind of violence: It doesn't show consequences. 10/01


Everyone who lives in a car-friendly city has a story to tell of some sexual escapade in an auto. The back seat of your compact or SUV is not just for teens to furiously make out on a school night. Learn what to do and not do to turn your car into a sex palace. 10-11/01


Hey readers! Check out these inspiring sheroes of the past. Girls Rule! 9-10/01


After more than six months of fearing for his life, now Curtis Pesmen has to examine it. This is the last in a series of six article. 10/01


When we saw this headline on the cover and with women the primarily abusers of children, we naïvely thought that maybe, finally, someone other than men were taking responsibility for their violence. Wrong. 10/01


A large pot of gold awaits the man who can probe the depths of the female psyche and then write books, songs and ad campaigns from a woman's perspective. How is it done and what's the secret? 10/01


From bribing to yelling:. No parent is perfect. The key is to learn enough from each one that we go on to make new and improved mistakes instead of the same old ones. Learn how to fix your discipline style. 10/01


In addition to putting stress on your vanity and clothing budget, abdominal fat may screw up your ability to properly utilize blood sugar. 10/01


Anal cancer rates among HIV-negative gay men is more than 35 cases/100M people, contrasted to .9 cases/100M people in the general population. No 24.


Male escorts satisfy women for a living. Here's how they do it. Keep in shape. Massage. Oral sex. Penetration. Anal sex. Post-coital. Penis maintenance. 10/01


At its 1998 debut, Viagra was the best thing to hit the bedroom since silk sheets. Now, as experts investigate more than 1,000 reported deaths - many striking men in their early thirties - some wonder if the little blue pill is more grim reaper than passion keeper. 10/01


Of all the parental magazines, this October issue, at least, had the most for fathers. Including a loving father's fret over his baby's first Halloween. Also, an interesting article, "Saying No to Divorce." 10/01


This is a list of relatively mild points, though the consequences of ignoring them are as fatal as shooting yourself in the head in a curious time warp wherein the bullet takes many years to reach its inevitable target. 10/01


Eleven years since sanctions were imposed on Iraq, Saddam Hussein is still strong. Norman Parker managed to get into Baghdad to find out the truth. 10/01.


For each copy of Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul you purchase from us at the regular price, we will send a copy to two prison libraries. Our goal is to get at least one copy in every prison in the U.S., which total over 8,000 facilities.


It's happening. Chicken Soup for the Soul® has an edition about men and they are looking for stories.

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