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Zorgniotti Grants - Call for proposal

April 17, 2014

The ISSM hereby has the pleasure to announce another round of call for proposals for the Zorgniotti Grants.

‘Sexual Medicine’ - ISSM’s official Open Access journal

April 11, 2014

Just published! Volume 2: Issue 1 of 'Sexual Medicine', the ISSM’s official Open Access journal

ISSM Prizes

April 2, 2014

Unique opportunity to win one of the prestigious ISSM prizes, value of USD 2500 each.

ISSM Public Policy Statement Regarding Testosterone Therapy and Cardiovascular Risks

March 20, 2014

ISSM Public Policy Statement Regarding Testosterone Therapy and Cardiovascular Risks

ISSWSH now affiliated with ISSM

March 9, 2014

ISSWSH now affiliated with ISSM

ISSM issues update of guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of premature ejaculation (PE)

February 20, 2014

ISSM issues update of guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of premature ejaculation (PE)

Definition of Premature Ejaculation (PE)

February 18, 2014

ISSM releases evidence-based, unified definition of premature ejaculation (PE)

FDA approves first drug treatment for Peyronie’s disease

December 13, 2013

FDA approves first drug treatment for Peyronie’s disease

New! Introducing The Journal of Sexual Medicine for iPad®

December 3, 2013

New! Introducing The Journal of Sexual Medicine for iPad®

SASSM Affiliation

November 14, 2013

On November 2, 2013, the ISSM Board of Directors approved the affiliation request of the South Asian Society for Sexual Medicine (SASSM).

Sexual Medicine Exams

November 7, 2013

Two important credentialing exams will take place in Istanbul on January 28, 2014!

The Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology

August 22, 2013

ISSM's new Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU) is open for submissions!

First Issue of Sexual Medicine Now Available!

August 6, 2013

First Issue of Sexual Medicine Now Available!

The ESSM School of Sexual Medicine 2013

July 18, 2013

The ESSM School of Sexual Medicine 2013, to be held in Budapest, Hungary from October 11th till October 20th, 2013

Sign Up For ISSM Journal E-Mail Alerts

July 7, 2013

Sign Up For ISSM Journal E-Mail Alerts

New Issue of Sexual Medicine Reviews Now Available

July 7, 2013

New Issue of Sexual Medicine Reviews Now Available

App and Mobile Website - ISSM/ESSM Symposium Berlin

June 19, 2013

App and Mobile Website - ISSM/ESSM Symposium Berlin

NEW! Sexual Medicine Reviews Journal

April 26, 2013

ISSM introduces a new quarterly journal called 'Sexual Medicine Reviews'.

Register now for early/discounted fees: deadline 3 April 2013

March 21, 2013

Intl Symposium on Prostate, Androgens and Men’s Sexual Health - Deadline early registration fees: 3 April

Don’t Miss the First Latin American Men’s Health Forum Webcasts!

March 11, 2013

Webcasts from First Latin American Men's Health Forum

Call for abstracts: deadline 1 March 2013

February 5, 2013

Intl Symposium on Prostate, Androgens and Men’s Sexual Health - call for abstracts: deadline 1 March

NEW! Sexual Medicine Open Access Journal

January 10, 2013

ISSM introduces a new official open access publication called 'Sexual Medicine'.

CME International Symposium on Prostate, Androgens and Men’s Sexual Health

December 10, 2012

14 hours of CME credits for the Intl Symposium on Prostate, Androgens and Men’s Sexual Health

Peyronie’s Surgery Survey

November 25, 2012

Peyronie's Surgery Survey

JSM - Call for Applications for Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2012

Call for Applications for Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM)

ISSM Symposium at SIU Congress

November 6, 2012

ISSM Symposium at 32nd SIU Congress in Fukuoka, Japan

Videoclip World Meeting on Sexual Medicine 2012

November 5, 2012

Videoclip World Meeting on Sexual Medicine 2012

Gold for Luca Incrocci

September 30, 2012

Gold for Luca Incrocci, ISSM Treasurer

Newsletters of the First Latin America Men’s Health Forum

September 20, 2012

Newsletters of the First Latin America Men's Health Forum

Committees

September 12, 2012

Expressions of interest in committee membership are invited from members.

2012 Prize Winners

September 3, 2012

2012 Prize Winners announced during the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine

Board of Directors

September 3, 2012

Elections ISSM Board of Directors

Mobile app/website World Meeting on Sexual Medicine

August 16, 2012

The complete program of the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine is available on an app!

Accreditation World Meeting on Sexual Medicine

July 19, 2012

A maximum of 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine 2012

Public Policy Statement

April 18, 2012

ISSM Public Policy Statement on Female Genital Cutting

The ISSM is now on Twitter!

March 19, 2012

The ISSM is now tweeting daily under the handle @ISSM_INFO.

ISSM Website Features Q & A Section

March 16, 2012

One new feature of the ISSM's redesigned website is a Q & A section

ISSM Launches Redesigned Website

March 15, 2012

New ISSM website adds features and enhancements

Affiliation MESSM

January 1, 2012

The ISSM is pleased to announce that the Middle East Society for Sexual Medicine (MESSM) has become an affiliated society.

Recent Research Summaries

Weaker Masturbatory Erection May Be a Sign of Early CV Risk Associated with ED in Young Men

April 11, 2014

Some young men have weaker masturbatory erections with no sexual intercourse (WME-NS). Many professionals believe ED in younger men is psychogenic and do not investigate other risk factors. This study aimed to determine whether underlying risk factors exist in men with WME-NS and whether such risk factors are similar to those of men with identified ED.

Lack of Sexual Privacy Affects Psychological and Marital Domains of Male Sexual Dysfunction

March 10, 2014

Insufficient privacy during sex is one of the most common issues that can interfere with a couple’s intimacy and sexual function. For example, lack of privacy may be an issue for young people who live with their parents or with roommates. It can also affect parents who have children at home. Assessments of sexual function do not usually include items on sexual privacy. This study examined the issue in a large sample of men who were consulting for sexual dysfunction.

The Efficacy and Safety of Ospemifene in Treating Dyspareunia

February 2, 2014

The present study is a meta-analysis focusing on the safety and efficacy of ospemifene to treat dyspareunia associated with postmenopausal vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA).

Recent Sex Health Headlines

Study Compares Topical Treatments for Vaginal Atrophy

April 14, 2014

Brazilian researchers have analyzed three different topical treatments for vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women. They found that certain preparations containing estrogen, testosterone, or polyacrylic acid improved sexual function when compared to a placebo lubricant.

Experts Review BPH/LUTS Surgery and Impact on Sexual Health

April 7, 2014

Sexual side effects from surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and associated lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are “underappreciated by urologists,” experts say. Yet, these side effects are important factors when patients consider treatments.

Women’s Use and Perceptions of Lubricants

December 31, 2011

Lubricant use is common among American women, especially during partnered intercourse and sexual play, researchers have found.