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Testosterone Therapy for Women With HSDD

Testosterone Therapy for Women With HSDD

Introduction

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is a medical condition that affects many women, causing low libido and distress. It has been established that low levels of testosterone can cause low libido in men, and testosterone therapy (TTh) can be an effective treatment option. Testosterone therapy has also shown promise in treating HSDD in women, especially postmenopausal women, improving sexual function and satisfaction.

Sexual Function in Living Kidney Donors

Sexual Function in Living Kidney Donors

Living kidney donation helps address the shortage of kidneys for patients with kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Despite a temporary drop due to the pandemic, living kidney donation remains the preferred option for most ESRD patients. Recipients of living donor kidneys generally have better outcomes than recipients of deceased donor kidneys.

Will My Partner Be Able to Feel the Curvature or Other Changes Caused by Peyronie’s Disease During Sex?

Will My Partner Be Able to Feel the Curvature or Other Changes Caused by Peyronie’s Disease During Sex?

Peyronie’s disease (PD) is a sexual health condition that affects the penis, causing it to become curved or bent due to the development of scar tissue. This curvature can make sexual intercourse difficult or uncomfortable for the individual with the condition. But what about the sexual partner? Will they be able to feel or notice the changes caused by PD during sex?

Join the ISSM Leadership!

Join the ISSM Leadership!

Dear ISSM members, We are pleased to announce the nominations for the upcoming ISSM Board of Directors elections, to be held in September 2024. The ISSM Nominating Committee, chaired by the Immediate Past-President Annamaria Giraldi, has carefully reviewed all applications.

Sexual Function in Breast Cancer Survivors

Sexual Function in Breast Cancer Survivors

Sexuality is a complex aspect of life that involves various factors and evolves over time. Breast cancer is a common type of cancer among women, with over 61,000 new cases in 2023 in France.

What are your preferred recommended treatments for Peyronie's Disease?

Peyronie’s Disease is often best treated using a multi-modal approach. Fortunately, there are many possible and safe treatment options for PD. In this video from the International Society for Sexual Medicine, experts in the field of sexual health explain how they treat PD in their practice.

How Might Bladder Cancer Impact Sexual Activity?

How Might Bladder Cancer Impact Sexual Activity?

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, observed in May, sheds light on a disease affecting people around the world. While discussions about bladder cancer often focus on its physical manifestations and treatment, it is essential to address its impact on various aspects of life, including sexual activity. Bladder cancer can significantly influence sexual health, but understanding these impacts and seeking appropriate support can help patients navigate this aspect of their journey towards recovery.

Dr. Landon Trost Named Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine

Dr. Landon Trost Named Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine

Dr. Landon Trost Named Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM)

The ISSM is pleased to announce that Dr. Landon Trost has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM), effective October 1st.

Landon Trost is a urologist renowned for his expertise in male fertility, Peyronie's disease, and sexual medicine. He earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and underwent specialized training in Andrology and Infertility. Since July 2019, he has held the position of Director of the Male Fertility and Peyronie's Clinic, where he also oversees Laboratory and Procedural Services. Beyond clinical practice, Dr. Trost holds adjunct and affiliate faculty positions at Brigham Young University, Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Mayo Clinic, demonstrating his commitment to academic excellence.

In addition to his clinical and academic roles, Dr. Trost is actively engaged in leadership positions within professional societies such as ISSM and SMSNA. His dedication has been recognized through numerous awards, including the SMSNA Young Investigator Award of Excellence and the prestigious Teacher of the Year accolade from Mayo Clinic Rochester's Department of Urology. Dr. Trost's research endeavors focus predominantly on the treatment of Peyronie’s disease and male infertility, resulting in multiple research grants and publications in esteemed journals. Moreover, he is deeply committed to education, actively contributing to curriculum development and mentoring future generations of medical professionals.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Landon Trost on this well-deserved appointment!

We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to the outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Dr. John P. Mulhall, for his tireless efforts and significant contributions to advancing the journal during his tenure.

Dr. Trost's Vision for the Future of JSM:

Dr. Trost brings with him a visionary approach to further elevate JSM's impact and outreach. His vision includes initiatives to enhance the journal's impact factor through innovative article series, such as epidemiology papers, "How I Do It" technique showcases, and sections on innovations, complications, and rare sexual medicine findings, among others. Additionally, he aims to improve outreach efforts, foster diversity, equity, and inclusion, and refine the reviewer selection process. Dr. Trost also proposes strategic considerations for the future of open access and financial sustainability, including further expanding JSM’s reach into social media.  Other key initiatives will include simplifying the submission process, consolidating invitations sent to ISSM members for reviews (avoiding duplications and overtaxing individual contributors), clarifying key factors needed to achieve an acceptance in the journal, enhancing services provided by the journal including pre-submission draft reviews and writing services, among others.  By implementing these strategic initiatives, Dr Trost is committed to ensuring that JSM remains at the forefront of sexual medicine research and education.

The Journal of Sexual Medicine publishes multidisciplinary basic science and clinical research to define and understand the scientific basis of male, female, and couples sexual function and dysfunction. As an official journal of the International Society for Sexual Medicine and the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health, it provides healthcare professionals in sexual medicine with essential educational content and promotes the exchange of scientific information generated from experimental and clinical research.

For more information and to access all ISSM Journals, please visit: https://www.issm.info/publications

Counseling Sessions May Improve Sexual Well-Being of Women With Permanent Intestinal Ostomy

Counseling Sessions May Improve Sexual Well-Being of Women With Permanent Intestinal Ostomy

A permanent intestinal ostomy is a surgical procedure for which a small opening is made in the abdomen to redirect waste from the intestines out of the body, usually into a pouch worn outside the body. It is typically done when the lower part of the intestines or rectum is removed or not functional, helping people with conditions like colorectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis to manage their bowel movements. It is a lifelong solution, and although it may take some adjustment, it can greatly improve the quality of life for those who need it.

Episode 34: The Role of Sexual Medicine/Sexology in Addressing Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder

In this episode of our podcast, with guest Joana Carvalho and host Karl Pang, we delve deep into the complex world of sexual compulsivity, seeking answers to pressing questions.

What Is Lysis of Clitoral Adhesions?

What Is Lysis of Clitoral Adhesions?

The clitoris, a crucial organ in the female reproductive system, has over 10,000 nerve endings and plays a pivotal role in sexual pleasure and sensations. However, various conditions can affect its proper function, including the formation of adhesions. Clitoral adhesions occur when the clitoral hood (the protective fold of skin that covers the glans clitoris) adheres to the glans clitoris, impeding the movement of the hood and causing discomfort. To address this issue, medical professionals often recommend a procedure known as lysis of clitoral adhesions.

Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction in the United States

Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction in the United States

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual health issue characterized by the consistent struggle to get or keep an erection. It can affect individuals with penises around the world, and it is often assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5).

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