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Research Publications



Lohan, M. Engaging Boys and Addressing Masculinities in Comprehensive Sex Education Reaps Benefits for both Adolescent Boys and Girls: Results from the Jack Trial. Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, Blog Series, 3rd November 2022.

Lohan M, Brennan-Wilson A, Hunter R, Gabrio A, McDaid L, Young H, French R, Aventin Á, Clarke M, McDowell C, Logan D, Toase S, O'Hare L, Bonell C, Gillespie K, Gough A, Lagdon S, Warren E, Buckley K, Lewis R, Adara L, McShane T, Bailey J, White J. (2022) . Effects of gender-transformative relationships and sexuality education to reduce adolescent pregnancy (the JACK trial): a cluster-randomised trial. Lancet Public Health, 7, e626–3.

Robinson, M. Templeton, M. Kelly, C. Buston, K. Hunt, K.  and Lohan, M. (2022) Addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights with men in prisons: Co-production and feasibility testing of a relationship, sexuality and future fatherhood education programme. International Journal of Prisoner Health. 



Aventin, Á, Rabie S., Skeen S., Tomlinson M., Makhetha, M.,Siqabatiso, Z. Lohan M., Clarke M., Lohfeld L., Thurston A. & Stewart J. (2021). Adaptation of a gender-transformative sexual and reproductive health intervention for adolescent boys in South Africa and Lesotho using intervention mapping, Global Health Action,14:1, 10.1080/16549716.2021.1927329

Aventin, Á., Gordon, S. L., Laurenzi, C. A., Rabie, S., Tomlinson, M., Lohan, M., Stewart, J., Thurston, A., Lohfeld, L., Melendez-Torres, G. J., Makhetha, M., Chideya, Y. & Skeen, S (2021) Adolescent condom use in Southern Africa: narrative systematic review and conceptual model of multilevel barriers and facilitators, BMC Public Health. 10.1186/s12889-021-11306-6



Kelly, C., Templeton, M., Allen, K., & Lohan, M. (2020). Improving sexual healthcare delivery for men in prison: A nurse led initiative. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29, 22852292.

Aventin, Á., Gough, A., McShane, T., Gillespie, K., O'Hare, L., Young, H., Lewis, R., Warren. E., Buckley, K., & Lohan, M. (2020). Engaging parents in digital sexual and reproductive health education: Evidence from the JACK Trial. Reproductive Health, 7, 132.

Ruane-McAteer E, Gillespie K, Amin A, Aventin Á, Robinson M, Hanratty J, Khosla R, Lohan M (2020). Gender-transformative programming with men and boys to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights: a systematic review of intervention studies. BMJ Global Health 2020, 5(10), .

Aventin, Á. (2020). How parents should talk to their children about sex. The Conversation. Available from:

Aventin, Á. (2020). Cómo deberían los padres hablar de sexo con sus hijos. The Conversation. Available from:



Aventin, Á., French, R., Young, H., McDaid, L., Lewis, R., Warren, E., … Lohan, M. (2019). Acceptability of an interactive film-based intervention targeting adolescent boys to prevent sexual risk-taking: findings from the JACK cluster randomised controlled trial process evaluation. The Lancet, 394, S5.

Ruane-McAteer, E., Amin, A., Hanratty, J., Lynn, F., Corbijn van Willenswaard, K., Reid, E., … Lohan, M. (2019). Interventions addressing men, masculinities and gender equality in sexual and reproductive health and rights: an evidence and gap map and systematic review of reviews. BMJ Global Health, 4(5), e001634.

Templeton, M., Lohan, M., Kelly, C., & Lundy, L. (2019). Young People’s Sexual Readiness: Insights gained from comparing a researchers’ and youth advisory group’s interpretation. Culture, Health & Sexuality.

Templeton, M., Kelly, C., & Lohan, M. (2019). Developing a Sexual Health Promotion Intervention With Young Men in Prisons: A Rights-Based Participatory Approach. Journal of Medical Internet Research Research Protocols, 8(4), e11829.


Ruane-McAteer, E., Hanratty, J., Lynn, F., Reid, E., Khosla, R., Amin, A., & Lohan, M. (2018). Interventions addressing men, masculinities and gender equality in sexual and reproductive health: An evidence and gap map and systematic review of reviews. The Campbell Collaboration

Lohan, M., Aventin, A., Clarke, M., Curran, R., Maguire, L., Hunter, R., ... O'Hare, L. (2018). JACK trial protocol: a phase III multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial of a school-based relationship and sexuality education intervention focusing on young male perspectives. BMJ Open, 8, [022128].

Lohan, M., Aventin, A., Clarke, M., Curran, R., McDowell, C., Agus, A., ... Young, H. (2018). Can teenage men be targeted to prevent teenage pregnancy? A feasibility cluster randomised controlled intervention trial in schools. Prevention Science, 1-12.

Kane, J., Lohan, M., & Kelly, C. (2018). Adolescent men's attitudes and decision making in relation to pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes: An integrative review of the literature from 2010 to 2017. Journal of Adolescence, 72, 23-31.



Hyde, A., Fullerton, D., Lohan, M., Dunne, L. and Macdonald, G. (2017). Young people’s views on the impact of care experiences on their ability to form positive intimate relationships. Adoption & Fostering41(3), 242-253.

Lohan M, Aventin Á, Maguire L, Curran R, McDowell C, Agus A, et al. (2017). Increasing boys' and girls' intention to avoid teenage pregnancy: a cluster randomised control feasibility trial of an interactive video drama based intervention in post-primary schools in Northern Ireland. Public Health Res, 5(1). 

Templeton M, Lohan M, Kelly C, Lundy L. (2017) A systematic review and qualitative synthesis of adolescents’ views of sexual readiness. Journal of Advanced Nursing, Nov, 1-14.



Lohan, M., & Kelly, C.  (2016). 'Planning to Be a Parent in HIV Sero-Different Relationships: A Critical Gender Analysis' in: Persson, A., Hughes, S.D. (Editors) Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Couples with Mixed HIV Status: Beyond Positive/Negative. Springer International, 2, 171–183.

Aventin, A., Lohan, M., Maguire, L. & Clarke, M. (2016) Recruiting faith and non-faith based schools, adolescents and parents to a cluster randomised sexual-health trial: experiences, challenges and lessons from the mixed-methods Jack Feasibility Trial. Trials. 17, 365.

Hyde, A., Fullerton, D., McKeown, C., Lohan, M., Dunne, L., & MacDonald, G. (2016). Doing Relationships and Sexuality Education with Young People in State Care. Health Education Journal, 76(2), 194-205.

Hyde A, Fullerton D, Lohan M, Dunne L, & Macdonald G (2016). The role of knowledge in the contraceptive behaviour of sexually active young people in state care. Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 8, 37-41.

Hyde A, Fullerton D, Lohan M, Dunne L, Macdonald G, McKeown C, Healy M, & Howlin F. (2016). The perceived impact of interprofessional information sharing on young people about their sexual health care. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30(4), 512-519.



Lohan, M. (2015). Advancing Research on Men and Reproduction. International Journal of Men’s Health, 14(3), 214-224-232.

Maguire, L., Aventin, A., Lohan, M., & Clarke, M. (2015). What do young people really understand when completing questionnaires? Lessons learnt from developing a questionnaire to measure behavioural outcomes in a sexual health trial. Trials, 16(S2), P79.

Maguire, L., Aventin, A., Schubotz, D., Dunne, L., Lohan, M., & Clarke, M. (2015). Collecting sensitive information for a sexual health trial with young people: experiences of using electronic data collection and traditional paper methods. Trials, 16(S2), P18.

Lohan, M., Aventin, Á., Oliffe, J.L., Han,C. & Bottorff, J.L. (2015). Knowledge translation in men’s health research: The development and delivery of content for use online. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(1), e31.

Bottorff, J. L., Sarbit, G., Oliffe, J. L., Kelly, M. T., Lohan, M., Stolp, S., & Sharp, P. (2015). “If I Were Nick”: Men’s Responses to an Interactive Video Drama Series to Support Smoking Cessation. Journal of Medical Internet Research17(8), e190.

Aventin, Á., Lohan, M., O'Halloran, P. & Henderson, M. (2015). Design and development of a film-based intervention about teenage men and unintended pregnancy: Applying the Medical Research Council framework in practice. Evaluation and Program Planning, 49, 19-30.

Shaw, C., Lohan, M. & Richardson, N. (2015). ‘Fathers and Parenting’, in C. O'Doherty & A. Jackson, (Editors) Learning on the Job: Parenting in Modern Ireland (pp. 244-265, Chapter 13), Cork: Oak Tree Press.



Lohan, M., Aventin, Á., Maguire, L., Clarke, M., Linden, M. & McDaid, L. (2014). Feasibility trial of a film-based educational intervention for increasing boys' and girls' intentions to avoid teenage pregnancy: study protocol. International Journal of Educational Research, 68: 35-45.



Hyde, A., Drennan, J., Lohan, M., Carney, M., & Howlett, E. (2013). Parents' Constructions about Communication with their Children about Safer Sex. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22(23-24): 3438-3446.

Lohan, M., Olivari, M.G., Corkindale, C., Milani, L., Confalonieri, E., Cruise, S., O'Halloran, P., Alderdice, F. & Hyde, A. (2013). Adolescent Men's Pregnancy Resolution Choices in Relation to an Unintended Pregnancy: A Comparative Analysis of Adolescent Men in Three Countries. Journal of Family Issues, 34(8), 1037.

Marsiglio, W., Lohan, M. & Culley, L. (2013). Framing Men's Experience in the Procreative Realm. Journal of Family Issues, 34(8), 1011.

Aventin, Á., & Lohan, M. (2013). I’m all right, Jack. Every Child Journal, 3(5): 38-43. [Every Child Article]

Aventin, Á., & Lohan, M. (2013). You’re Wha…? Including young men in reproductive planning. The Practicing Midwife, 16(7): 21-23.



Hyde, A., Drennan, J., Howlett, E., Carney, M., & Lohan, M. (2012). Parents' Constructions of the Sexual Self-presentation and Sexual Conduct of Adolescents: Discourses of Gendering and Protecting. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 14(8), 895.

Deeney, K., Lohan, M., Spence, D., & Parkes, J. (2012). Experiences of Fathering a Baby admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care: A Critical Gender Analysis. Social Science and Medicine, 75(6), 1106-13.

Shaw, C. & Lohan, M. (2012). Understanding Fatherhood in the 21st Century. Man Matters Policy Briefing Paper No. 2. Belfast: Workers’ Educational Association. [WEA Report]   

Lohan, M., O'Halloran, P., Cruise, S., Alderdice, F. and Hyde, A. (2012) If I were Jack, Teenage Men's Attitudes and Decision-making in relation to an Unintended Pregnancy. Final report. Dublin: Health Services Executive (Irl) Crisis Pregnancy Programme. [Download Report]  

Lohan, M. and Shaw, C. (2012). New fatherhood: the role of the GP. Modern Medicine, 42(4), 25-26. [Mod Med Paper]   

Hyde, A., Carney, M., Drennan, J., Butler, M., Lohan, M. and Howlett, E. (2012) Parents’ constructions of the sexual self-presentation and sexual conduct of adolescents: Discourses of gendering and protecting. Culture Health and Sexuality, 14(8), 895-909.



Lohan, M., Cruise, S., O’Halloran, P., Alderdice, F. and Hyde, A.  (2011)  Adolescent men’s attitudes and decision-making in relation to an unplanned pregnancy. Responses to an interactive video drama, Social Science and Medicine, 72, 1507-1514.

Lohan, M., Kelly, C. and Spence, D. (2011) Citizens' Attitudes to Relationship and Sexuality Education in Post-Primary Schools in Northern Ireland. Research Briefing paper No. 1 Child Forum QUB Sexual and Reproductive Health Special Interest Group. 


2010 and earlier

Hyde, A., Carney, M., Drennan, J., Butler, M., Lohan, M. and Howlett, E (2010) The silent treatment: parents’ narratives on sexuality education with their adolescent children. Culture Health and Sexuality 12, (4), 359-371.

Lohan, M., Cruise, S., O’Halloran, P., Alderdice, F. and Hyde, A. (2010) Adolescent men’s attitudes in relation to pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes: A systematic review of the literature from 1980-2009. Journal of Adolescent Health, 47(4), 327-345.

Hyde, A., Carney, M., Drennan, J., Butler, M., Lohan, M. and Howlett, E. (2009). Parents’ approaches to educating their pre-adolescent and adolescent children about sexuality. Dublin: CPA. [Download Report]

Lohan, M. (2007) How Might We Understand Men's Health Better? Integrating Explanations From Critical Studies On Men And Inequalities In Health. Social Science & Medicine, 65: 493-504.


Conferences and Public Presentations


Lohan, M. Comprehensive Sex Education in schools is beneficial to Boys & Girls: Results of the Jack Trial in the UK and its extension into prisons. Northern Ireland Regional Sexual Health Conference 2022, Nov 16th 2022.

Lohan, M. and Amin A.  Why male engagement is important to addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls & girls’ rights to education. Cardiff University May 30th 2022.

Lohan, M. Engaging Men and Boys in engaging men and boys in improving SRHR for all. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Public Health Seminar Series, May 17th 2022.



Lohan M. panel organiser of Engaging Young Men in Gender-transformative Relationship & Sexuality  Education in South America, Africa and Europe session at MenEngage Ubuntu Symposium, Kigali, Rwanda 11th February 2021

Lohan M. presented on behalf of Review teams. Engaging Men & Boys to improve SRHR for all: The State of the Global Evidence at MenEngage Ubuntu Symposium, Kigali, Rwanda 14th January 2021



Lohan, M., on behalf of review team (2020) Gender-transformative Programming with Men and Boys to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: A Systematic Review of the Evidence. Oral presentation at the What Works Global Summit 2020, Online, 4 November, 2020.




Gough, A., Gillespie, K., McShane, T., on behalf of the Jack Team (2019) Let’s Talk about Sex! Using an interactive video drama to engage young people in post-primary relationship and sexuality education. Poster presented at QUB School of Nursing & Midwifery Research Showcase, Belfast, NI, 9 December 2019

Robinson, M., Templeton, M., Grant, D., Kelley, C., Buston, K., Hunt, K., & Lohan, M. (2019) If I Were a Dad: A Relationship and Sexual Education Intervention for Young Incarcerated Men. Poster presented at QUB School of Nursing Research Showcase, Belfast, NI, 9 December 2019.

Gough, A., McShane, T., & Lohan, M. (2019) Update from Queen’s University team in relation to research & implementation of RSE. Oral presentation at the 6 Nations Relationships and Sexuality Education Symposium, Belfast, NI, 6 December, 2019.

Lohan, M., Amin, A., Ruane-McAteer, E., Gillespie, K., Aventin, A., Robinson, M., Hanratty, J., Khosla, R. (2019) Engaging men, addressing harmful masculinities to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights. Oral presentation to the World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland. 3rd December 2019.

Aventin, A. (2019) Engaging Parents in Digital Sexual Health Education. Poster presented at the Joint Public Health Conference, Belfast, NI, 27 November, 2019.

Gough, A. & McShane, T. (2019) Research and Implementation of Relationship and Sexuality Education: An update from Queen’s University Belfast. Oral presenation at the Public Health Agency Sexual Health Improvement Network Meeting, Belfast, NI,  November, 2019.

Gough, A., & McShane, T. (2019) Delivering a School-Based RSE Programme - If I Were Jack. Oral presentation at the NI Regional Sexual Health Conference 2019, Belfast, NI, 13 November, 2019.



Ruane-McAteer, E., Aventin, A., Clarke, M., McDaid, L., & Lohan, M. (2018). Involving teenage men in preventing unplanned pregnancy: A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial in schools. Abstract from British Psychological Society - Male Psychology Conference, London, UK, 22 June 2018.

Templeton, M., Lohan, M., Kelly, C. & Lundy, L. (2018). Involving Young People in Research about First Sex. The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation Seminar Series. Belfast, NI, 20 Jan 2018.



Templeton, M. (2017) How to teach sex education to young offenders. The Conversation. Available at

Templeton, M., Lohan, M., & Linden, M. (2017) An Exploratory Evaluation Study of ‘If I were Jack’ – a RSE programme in Hydebank Wood College. Oral presentation at Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, NI, 2017.



Lohan, M. (2016). What's a boy to do? Developing a targeted intervention for boys aimed at decreasing teenage pregnancy. Invited presentation at the Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales, Australia, 6 July 2016.



Templeton, M., Lohan, M., Kelly, C. & Lundy, L. (2015). How do Young People Understand and Communicate their Concept of Heterosexual Readiness? A mixed-methods systematic review. Oral Presentation at the Annual Doctoral Conference in Education, Dublin, 5 June 2015.   

Lohan, M. & Oliffe, J. (2015) Knowledge Translation in Men's Heath. Invited presentation at Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, International Inter-disciplinary Research Colloquium, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 27 April 2015.

Lohan, M. & Aventin, Á. (2015) Teenage Men and (the prevention of) unintended teenage pregnancy. Design and testing of a new programme for school-aged boys in Ireland, the UK and Australia. Oral presentation at the International Conference on Masculinities hosted by Centre for Masculinities Stonybrook University New York and American Men's Studies Association, New York, 5-8 March 2015.

Lohan, M. & Aventin, Á. (2015) If I Were Jack: Addressing men in preventing adolescent pregnancy. Oral presentation to the Office for Adolescent Health, Department of Health U.S, Washington D.C, 4 March 2015.

Lohan, M.  (2015) The Importance of Young Fathers in Children’s Lives: Evidence into Practice. Invited presentation at Improving Children’s Lives Seminar, Belfast, 12 February 2015.



Lohan, M. & Aventin, Á. (2014) Cross-border and multi-stakeholder partnerships in intervention design: The case of If I Were Jack. Oral presentation at the Child Care Research Forum Annual Conference, Antrim, NI, 14 November 2014.

Aventin, Á. & Lohan, M. (2014) The Jack Feasibility Trial: Giving schools a voice in resource development and trial design. Oral presentation at the ESRC Festival of Social Science, Titanic Belfast, NI, 3 November 2014.

Lohan, M. & Smye, V. (2014) The use of Video as Intervention. Knowledge Translation and Education. Oral presentation to the Men's Depression and Suicide Network (funded by Movember), University of British Columbia, 29-30 May 2014.

Lohan, M. (2014) Developing Research Informed Interventions. Presentation and webinar to Institute of Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, University of British Columbia Okanagan, May 26 2014.

Lohan, M., & Aventin, Á. (2014) An interactive film-based approach to addressing teenage men and unintended pregnancy. Presentation to The National Campaign To Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, Washington DC, 16 April 2014. 

Lohan, M. (2014) Achieving Effective Cross-Border Collaboration: An Example from Health Promotion and Lessons Learned. Presentation to the Policy Forum for Northern Ireland Keynote Seminar: Implementing ‘Transforming Your Care’ - innovation, efficiency and cross-border collaboration, Belfast, 27 March 2014. [Policy Forum for Northern Ireland Website]

Aventin, Á., Lohan, M., O’Halloran, P., Henderson, M. & Kelly, C. (2014) The Boys and The Bees: A film-based approach to addressing teenage men’s relationships and sexuality education. Presentation at the What’s Working for Young People Conference, Foroige, Dublin, 26-27 March 2014.

Lohan, M., Aventin, Á., O’Halloran, P., Henderson, M. & Kelly, C. (2014) Design & development of an evidence-informed, user-endorsed educational intervention about young men and unintended teenage pregnancy. Presentation at the Improving Children’s Lives Conference, Belfast, 20 February 2014.



Lohan, M., Aventin, Á., O’Halloran, P., Henderson, M. & Kelly, C. (2013) If I Were Jack...An innovative film based approach to address teenage pregnancy. Presentation to the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 14th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Dublin, 6-7 November, 2013.  

Abbey Hyde, A., Drennan, J., Carney, M., Howlett, E., Butler, M. & Lohan, M. (2013) Parents' accounts of educating their children about safer sex. Presentation to the Honouring the Past, Celebrating the Future: 11th International Family Nursing Conference. International Family Nursing Association, Minneapolis,  19-22 June 2013.

Lohan, M. (2013) If I Were Jack: The Use of Drama in Men's Health Promotion. Media Interview on Radio Failte's Seachtain Shláinte na bhFear, 20 June 2013. 

Queen's University Belfast Special Interest Group on Reproductive and Sexual Health Annual Public Lecture 2013 Lecture by Dr Karen Lorimer of Glasgow Calidonian University: Involving Young People in Improving the Sexual Health of the Population, 11 June 2013. The special interest group is part of the Improving Children's Lives initiative at Queen's Univeristy Belfast. [View Introduction by Michelle Templeton]  [View Dr Karen Lorimer's Lecture] 

Lohan, M. (2013) Imagine Being Jack: The Use of Drama In Men’s Health Promotion. Presentation to the Men's Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) Conference: Policy to Practice - Profiling the Impact of Ireland's National Men's Health Policy, 13 June 2013. 

Lohan, M. (2013) If I were Jack: Preventing Teen Pregnancies. Media Interview with Chris Walker of the Canadian Broadcasting Company, 11 April 2013.

Lohan, M. (2013) Imagine Being Jack: Designing interventions for teenage men about unintended pregnancy. Poster presentation to the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada, 11 April 2013.

Lohan, M. (2013) Teenage Men and Unintended pregnancy: From research to interventions. Presentation to the Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 4 April 2013.

Lohan, M. (2013) A Feminist Theory of Men and Reproduction. Peter Wall Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 28 March 2013

Aventin, Á., Lohan, M., O'Halloran, P. & Henderson, M. (2013) Reducing Unintended Teenage Pregnancy: A movie-based educational approach. Poster presentation at the RCN Research Conference, Belfast, 22 March 2013. 

Aventin, Á., Lohan, M., O'Halloran, P. & Henderson, M. (2013) The Impact of Nursing Research in School Health Promotion at a National Level: The Case of Adolescent Men and Unintended Pregnancy. Poster presentation at the ICCHNR Conference: The Impact of Nursing Research in The Community, Edinburgh, 13 March 2013.

Lohan, M. & Aventin, Á. (2013) Advancing gender equality in reproductive health, the case of teenage pregnancy: What’s men got to do with it? Presentation to The Irish Forum for Global Health and Medsin, International Women’s Day Dialogue, Queen’s University Belfast, 6 March 2013.



Lohan, M., Aventin, Á. & O'Halloran, P. (2012) How to reduce teenage pregnancy in Northern Ireland? A movie-based educational approach. Presentation to Northern Ireland Regional Sexual Health Conference, Mosley Mill, Glengormley, 14 November 2012.

Lohan, M., Aventin, Á. & O'Halloran, P. (2012) Policy Briefing: How to reduce teenage pregnancy in Northern Ireland? A movie-based educational approach. Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont, 15 November 2012. 

Aventin, Á. & Lohan, M. (2012) Teenage Men and Unintended Pregnancy: An Educational Resource. Presentation at the Making Sense of Young People’s Sexuality Conference and Workshops, ESRC Festival of Social Science, Belfast, 6 November 2012.

Lohan, M., O'Halloran, P., Aventin, Á., Henderson, M. & Corkindale, C. (2012) Teenage men and unintended pregnancy: An educational intervention developed for Northern Ireland (UK), Ireland and Australia. Presentation at the Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research Conference Montréal, Canada, 29-31 October 2012.

Lohan, M. (2012) If I were Jack? Adolescent Men and Unintended Pregnancy: An empirical study and educational intervention. Invited Seminar at the School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 21 June 2012. 

Lohan, M., Olivari, M., Corkindale, C., Milani, L., Confalonieri, E., Cruise, S. & O’Halloran, P. (2012) Adolescent men’s attitudes to pregnancy resolution choices in relation to an unintended pregnancy: A comparative analysis of adolescent males in three countries. Distributed paper at the International Sociology Association World Forum Buenos Aries, 1-4 August 2012.


2010 and earlier

Lohan, M. Cruise, S.  O’ Halloran P., Alderdice, F. & Hyde A. (2010) Adolescent Men and Unplanned Pregnancy. Plenary presentation to Northern Ireland Regional Sexual Health Conference, Belfast, NI, 15 November 2010.

Lohan, M. Cruise, S.  O’ Halloran P., Alderdice, F. & Hyde A. (2010) ‘If I Were Jack’ Adolescent men’s attitudes and decision-making in relation to a hypothetical unplanned pregnancy. Moderated poster presentation to International Society for Men’s Health, World Congress of Men’s Health, 28-30 October 2010. Published Abstract Journal of Men’s Health 7(3) 282-351.

Lohan, M. (2010) Adolescent men’s attitudes and decision-making in relation to an unintended pregnancy. Invited lecture at the Catholic University of Milan, Milan, 25 October 2010.

Lohan, M., O’Halloran, P., Corkindale, C. Cruise, S. M., Grant, D., Alderdice, F. A., & Hyde, A. (2009). Mixing art and science: Designing an interactive video-drama for researching teenage men and crisis pregnancy. Oral Presentation at the Changing Men and Masculinities in Gender Equal Societies Conference, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark, 28-30 January, 2009.


Announcing two special issues dedicated to men and reproduction.

How Do Men Prepare for Fatherhood?

special issue of the Journal of Family Issues released  in August 2013 explores men’s roles in matters related to family planning, conception, abortion, adoption and preparing for childbirth. The issue arose from a panel at the International Sociology Association world conference in Buenos Aires in 2012. The guest editors of the collection are Dr Maria Lohan (Queen’s University Belfast); Prof. William Marsiglio (University of Florida) and Prof. Lorraine Culley (De Monfort University).

Symposium: Men, Fertility and Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Following the event ‘Men, In/fertility and Assisted Reproductive Technologies’, hosted at De Montfort University in April 2012, a selection of papers presented at this event have been published as a symposium collection in the September 2013 issue of Reproductive BioMedicine Online. The guest editors for the symposium are Prof Lorraine Culley, Dr Nicky Hudson (De Montfort University) and Dr Maria Lohan (Queen’s University Belfast).


If I were Jack Newsletters

Newsletter 1       May 2012 


Media Engagement

Lohan, M & Aventin, A. 'The latest statistics on teenage births are missing a vital ingredient: fathers'. The Conversation, 6th July 2015.

Lohan, M. 'The male side of the fertility equation'. Radio interview with Australian Broadcasting Company, 30th June 2015.

Lohan, M.  'Forget Freezing Sperm. It's time for men to take responsibility for the foreplay of Fatherhood'. The Conversation, 26th June, 2015.




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