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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” membership promotion - specifically for NEW members from China

In Memoriam: Dr. Graham Jackson

April 28, 2016

In Memoriam: Dr Graham Jackson

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Recent Research Summaries

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.

Erectile Function in Men Following Radical Prostatectomy for High-Risk Prostate Cancer

April 25, 2016

This study aimed to determine how well the erectile function of men with HRPC returned to baseline after undergoing robotic radical prostatectomy (RRP). It also considered the factors affecting erectile function after RRP in this population and offers recommendations for clinicians.

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Recent Sex Health Headlines

Women Share Their Experiences With Lichen Sclerosus and Sexual Pain

July 18, 2016

Vulvar surgery might alleviate sexual pain in women with lichen sclerosus (LS), but preoperative sexual counseling is important, according to a new Journal of Sexual Medicine study.

Peyronie’s Disease Might Affect Both Partners, Study Says

July 11, 2016

Women whose partners have Peyronie’s disease often experience sexual dysfunction themselves, according to new research published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Study Finds High Rates of Sexual Dysfunction Among Adolescents

July 4, 2016

Adolescents between the ages of 16 and 21 have high rates of sexual problems, with about 80% of sexually active adolescents reporting a sexual problem within the past two years, according to a team of Canadian and American researchers.

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