Research summaries from the International Society of Sexual Medicine.
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).
The International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) is considered the “gold standard” tool for assessing erectile dysfunction (ED). While categories of ED severity have been suggested based on the IIEF, there is currently no standard way to evaluate minimal clinically important difference (MCID) or define an ED treatment responder. As a result, there is no objective way to determine whether ED treatment is effective.
In this study, researchers examined breast cancer incidence in transsexual people who were taking cross-sex hormones. This treatment, along with surgery, allows patients to transition to the opposite sex, one to which they feel they belong.