08/01/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

What About The Boys? Male Issues Ignored in U.S. Culture

Growing up is tough. But for boys, it may be even tougher.

While both boys and girls face issues -- in school and out -- the problems affecting boys are serious and have not been properly addressed by policy makers, according to a new review article by psychologist Judith Kleinfeld. Among the results: high rates of functional illiteracy and a troublingly high suicide rate that's become even more pronounced in recent years compared to the rate among girls.

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