ISSM Answers Your Questions

DISCLAIMER: The following videos represent the opinions of the individual speakers and do not necessarily represent the opinion or position of the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM). The information is also not meant to serve as specific medical advice or recommendations. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undertaking a new healthcare regimen.

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Who are the best candidates for penile implant surgery?

In the past, penile implant surgery was the last treatment option for men with erectile dysfunction. However, this is no longer the case. In our latest #AskISSM, an expert in the field of sexual health explains when a penile implant surgery may be best. 

Is there any safe treatment to increase penis size?

Penile size restoration may be possible, but is typically reserved for a specific subset of patients. In this video from the International Society for Sexual Medicine, an expert in the field of sexual medicine answers: is there any safe treatment to increase penis size?

What are common misunderstandings regarding gender incongruence?

What are some common misunderstandings regarding persons with gender incongruence? Find out in the latest #AskISSM video. 

Does a vasectomy surgery affect low volume of ejaculation?

Vasectomy is considered the most effective form of male birth control. Men may wonder if a vasectomy surgery will affect the low volume of ejaculation. In this video from the International Society for Sexual Medicine, experts in the field of sexual health answer this question.

What are common misunderstandings about female sexual medicine for patients?

Sexual health is important and any concerns can be openly shared with a healthcare provider. Check out the newest #AskISSM video to hear experts in the field of sexual medicine explain some common misunderstandings regarding female sexual health that patients may have. 

If you could make sure that all ED patients knew one thing, what would it be?

Anxiety or shame may cause men with erectile dysfunction to suffer in silence. Check out this new video from the ISSM where sexual health experts discuss what patients need to know about ED and how to feel empowered to discuss it with your provider. 

What is the most common misunderstanding you run across with erectile dysfunction treatments?

Roughly 40% of men will have erectile dysfunction by the age of 40. By age 70, nearly 70% of men will have ED. Understanding that ED is a part of aging for some groups may help men seek treatment without feeling shame or anxiety. Learn more about treatments for erectile dysfunction in this video from the International Society for Sexual Medicine. 

What are the benefits in having couples come to a sexual medicine visit together?

Sexual dysfunctions often occur during coupled activity. When this is the case, having couples attend a sexual medicine visit together may be helpful. During a couple's visit, providers can hear both perspectives and help couples work as a team to maximize their sexual health. Learn more about the reasons that couples may benefit from attending a sexual medicine visit together in this video from the International Society for Sexual Medicine.

How should patients go about finding an expert in sexual medicine?

Check out this new video from the International Society for Sexual Medicine to hear from experts in the field of sexual health about the many reasons that patients may benefit from visiting with a sexual psychologist. In this episode, Sue Goldstein (Sexuality Educator, Clinical Researcher, San Diego Sexual Medicine, USA) and Gregory Broderick (Professor of Urology at Mayo Clinic, USA) answer your question on: How should patients go about finding an expert in sexual medicine?

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