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ISSM Biennial Business Meeting of Members

August 1, 2016

The Biennial Business Meeting of Members of the ISSM is called for 5:30 PM (CST) on Sept. 23, 2016 at the CNCC, Beijing, China.

Elsevier Announces Impact Factor for Sexual Medicine

June 24, 2016

Elsevier has announced the release of the first impact factor for Sexual Medicine, the ISSM’s open access journal. The journal’s 2015 impact factor is 1.188.

ISSM “2 for 1” membership promotion - specifically for NEW members from China

May 1, 2016

ISSM "2 for 1” promo - for NEW members from China

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Recent Research Summaries

Testosterone Therapy Improves Ejaculatory Function in Hypogonadal Men

July 25, 2016

Testosterone solution 2% is often prescribed to treat testosterone deficiency. This study aimed to determine whether testosterone replacement therapy could improve ejaculatory function in men with hypogonadism.

Changing Definitions of Erectile Recovery Has “No Major Impact” in REACCT Trial

July 5, 2016

The current study explores a different definition used for recovery of erectile function. The authors wanted to see whether patients’ function returned to its pre-surgery levels (IIEF-EF scores either in the 22-25 range or 26 or higher).

Study: Tadalafil Recommended for Men with ED and BPH/LUTS, Regardless of Total Testosterone Levels

May 30, 2016

The study investigated whether baseline hormone levels play a role in sexual response to the PDE5i tadalafil in men with LUTS-BPH and ED. The researchers concluded that baseline total testosterone levels do not impact the response of tadalafil in these men.

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Recent Sex Health Headlines

Many Factors Contribute to Female Orgasmic Difficulties

August 8, 2016

An estimated 10% to 40% of women have trouble reaching orgasm, experts say. But what factors contribute to this problem? New research suggests that arousal, distress, and latency to orgasm are important factors to consider.

Experts Discuss Adult-Onset Hypogonadism in Literature Review

August 1, 2016

A panel of experts has developed a “conceptual framework” for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of adult-onset hypogonadism (AOH) – low testosterone levels in middle-aged and older men.

Researchers Find Connection Between Low Testosterone and CP/CPPS

July 25, 2016

Researchers from Korea have found a possible link between low testosterone and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS).

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