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Flibanserin approved as the 1st pharmacologic treatment option for women suffering from HSDD

August 18, 2015

Flibanserin approved as the 1st pharmacologic treatment option for women suffering from HSDD

ISSM’s Process of Care for the Assessment and Management of Testosterone Deficiency in Adult Men

July 6, 2015

Press Release: ISSM’s Process of Care for the Assessment and Management of Testosterone Deficiency in Adult Men

Sexual Medicine accepted for inclusion in the Science Citation Index: Expanded (SCIE)

July 2, 2015

Sexual Medicine Open Access Journal accepted for inclusion in the Science Citation Index: Expanded (SCIE)

4th ICSM a Success!

June 30, 2015

4th ICSM a Success!

ISSM Develops Testosterone Deficiency Process of Care

June 25, 2015

The ISSM's Testosterone Deficiency Process of Care Committee has published a new report.

FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Flibanserin

June 5, 2015

A US FDA advisory panel has recommended the approval of flibanserin.

Call for Applications Editor-in-Chief Sexual Medicine Open Access Journal

May 8, 2015

Call for Applications Editor-in-Chief Sexual Medicine Open Access Journal

Elsevier Announces Publishing Agreement with the ISSM

March 22, 2015

The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Sexual Medicine Reviews, and Sexual Medicine to be published by Elsevier

Survey of Literature to be published in Sexual Medicine: Open Access

January 20, 2015

Survey of Literature to be published in Sexual Medicine: Open Access

Board of Directors

October 17, 2014

ISSM Members have elected persons for the vacant positions at the ISSM Board of Directors

ISSM and Abstract Prizes

October 15, 2014

The ISSM Zorgniotti-Newman Prize, ISSM Emil Tanagho Prize, Best Abstract Prize Male and Best Abstract Prize Female have been awarded.

Sandrine Atallah and Mikkel Fode to become JSM Social Media Editors

September 25, 2014

Social Media Editors - Journal of Sexual Medicine

Official Notice: ISSM Biennial Business Meeting of Members

August 27, 2014

Official Notice: ISSM Biennial Business Meeting of Members

Limited Time Only: ISSM Members pay only $100 to publish in Sexual Medicine!

August 21, 2014

Limited Time Only: ISSM Members pay only $100 to publish in Sexual Medicine!

Call for Applications Editor-in-Chief Sexual Medicine Reviews

July 14, 2014

Call for Applications Editor-in-Chief Sexual Medicine Reviews

ISSM Prizes: Submit your paper by 1 August 2014

July 10, 2014

ISSM Prizes: Submit your paper by 1 August 2014

History of ISSM and Humor in Sexual Medicine session at ISSM/SLAMS meeting, Sao Paulo

July 7, 2014

History of ISSM and Humor in Sexual Medicine session at ISSM/SLAMS meeting, Sao Paulo

John Mulhall To Become Editor-In-Chief of the JSM

June 19, 2014

John Mulhall To Become Editor-In-Chief of the JSM

Abstract deadline extended until 24 June 2014

June 5, 2014

Abstract deadline extended until 24 June 2014

New Insights into Premature Ejaculation Could Lead to Better Diagnosis and Treatment

May 28, 2014

New Insights into Premature Ejaculation Could Lead to Better Diagnosis and Treatment

Call for nominations

May 13, 2014

Call for Nominations 2014 - ISSM Board of Directors, during business meeting October 10th, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Zorgniotti Grants - Call for proposal

April 17, 2014

The ISSM announces 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

Combination of Dapoxetine and Behavioral Treatment for Management of Lifelong Premature Ejaculation

August 4, 2015

Combining medication with sex therapy has not been widely studied, although past research has shown that combining approaches was more effective than medication alone. To date, no study has investigated the potential benefits of adding sex therapy to treatment with dapoxetine. In this study, the researchers hypothesized that combining dapoxetine with behavioral therapy would yield better results for men with PE than dapoxetine alone.

PRT and the Sexual Function of Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (POS)

July 6, 2015

Past studies have shown that physical resistance training (PRT) can benefit the health of women with PCOS, but until this study, there was little research on PRT’s effects on sexual functioning.

Are Primary and Secondary Provoked Vestibulodynia Two Different Entities?

June 8, 2015

The goal of this study was to compare the sexual and psychological aspects of PVD1 and PVD2 in premenopausal women. The researchers also wanted to learn more about the clinical implications of such a comparison.

Recent Sex Health Headlines

FDA Approves Flibanserin

August 19, 2015

On August 18th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved flibanserin, a drug designed to treat acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women.

ED Drugs Unlikely to Cause Melanoma, Study Says

October 16, 2011

After analyzing data from over 20,000 men, researchers from the United States, Sweden, and the United Kingdom have concluded that erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs most likely do not cause melanoma, a form of skin cancer.

Finasteride Use Associated with ED, Low Testosterone

August 10, 2015

Erectile dysfunction (ED) associated with long term use of finasteride for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH – an enlarged prostate) appears to worsen, not resolve, with continued therapy, according to researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine.