The Critical Importance of Fathers

The Story of Fatherhood Research Through the History of one of its Pioneers The Fatherhood Project is grateful to be collaborating with Milton Kotelchuck, one of the founders of fatherhood research. At a time when few realized it, he perceived fathers as an underappreciated population and understood the value for women and children of fatherhood …

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“A Bar in the Waiting Room Would be Lovely”

During our August 2015 Father Survey at MGH’s Vincent Obstetrics out-patient service, the thoughts of one of the fathers drifted to what he would really like: A bar in the waiting room! This will not be among the offerings to the fathers who accompany their wives and partners to pre-natal visits, but he must have …

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How to Engage Fathers in their Own Healthcare

An impressive range of attendees were present at the White House Dialogue on Men’s Health on January 8th. Participants included representatives from Men’s Health Network, management from several NFL teams (who emphasized that they care about the health of their fan base), individual physicians (including one who works nationally with the YMCA), and Kenny Braswell …

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Grand Rounds Presentation: Men in Prenatal Care

TFP’s Director of Research, Dr. Milt Kotelchuck, and Founding Director Dr. Ray Levy, in collaboration with Head Nurse of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Obstetrics Hiyam Nadel, are presenting the findings from our Father Survey to the physicians and nurses at Obstetrics Grand Rounds Thursday morning, January 21st. This is TFP’s first step in disseminating our …