Gay Men, Sexuality, Sexual Health, and Prostate Cancer


Professor Gary Dowsett, PhD, FASSA, recently retired from his role as Deputy Director of ARCSHS, a post he has held for 22 years. Gary will continue his research and scholarly work as an Emeritus Professor.
He shares his experience and offers suggestions as a gay man with prostate cancer.

Professor Dowsett has had an exceptional academic career. He has been a scholarly leader for four decades contributing significantly to social research in sociology, HIV/AIDS, Critical sexuality Studies, LGBTIQ community issues, and men’s health.

Our interviewer is oncology social worker and researcher Darryl Mitteldorf, LCSW. Malecare ( https://malecare.org ) is one of the world’s leading men’s cancer patient support and nonprofit advocacy organizations. Malecare produced the first gay men with a prostate cancer support group in 1997. Malecare pioneered the field of LGBT psycho-oncology and founded the world’s first nonprofit to focus on all LGBTQI+ people diagnosed with cancer, the National LGBT Cancer Project ( https://lgbtcancer.org ).

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