Spina bifida is a birth defect that affects the spine and spinal cord. It occurs when the neural tube, or the part of the embryo that will eventually become the baby’s brain, spinal cord, and the protective tissues around them, does not develop correctly. Instead of forming and closing early in the pregnancy, a portion of the neural tube in babies with spina bifida does not close or develop completely, resulting in issues with the spinal cord and spine.
The clitoris is a female sex organ that is part of the vulva. Known as the pleasure center of the vulva, the clitoris has more than ten thousand nerve endings. Therefore, it is extremely sensitive to touch and stimulation. Still, there is a lot that is not widely known about the clitoris. The following are a few common myths about the clitoris as well as the corresponding facts.
Researchers frequently use Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) to assess patients’ symptoms, functioning, and quality of life after they overcome a disease and/or receive medical treatment. PROMs are important because they allow patients to relay their own feelings and experiences regarding a disease or treatment, and they are not based solely on a provider’s examination.
After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the United States. The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. It is a walnut-sized gland located around the urethra that produces seminal fluid.
Refractory Ischemic Priapism represents a rare and challenging condition to the urologist.
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Overactive bladder (OAB) is characterized by frequent, urgent urination, often including nocturia (frequent nighttime urination), that occurs in the absence of a urinary tract infection or other obvious reason. Some people with OAB may experience urinary incontinence (leaking urine), but not all do. OAB is a condition that becomes more common with age, and its estimated prevalence is 20.8% (22.1% for women and 19.5% for men).
Dr. Bruno Nascimento discussed the evaluation of penile deformity in patients with Peyronie’s disease (PD) using 3D penile reconstruction imaging today at the ISSM/SMSNA Scientific Meeting on Sexual Medicine. He explained the feasibility and accuracy of 3D imaging as an assessment tool for PD, both of which were high according to a recent study of 4 PD patients undergoing penile surgery.
During the Surgery Abstracts session at the joint ISSM/SMSNA Scientific Meeting, Dr. Irwin Goldstein presented on an algorithm on the multidisciplinary step-care management and the outcomes of Tarlov cyst spine surgery for patients with persistent genital arousal disorder/genito-pelvic dysesthesia (PGAD/GPD). The management algorithm included the following steps:
Dr. Landon Trost and Dr. Wayne Hellstrom engaged in a lively sexual medicine debate on the use of penile traction therapy for treating Peyronie’s disease (PD) today at the 23rd Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of SMSNA/23rd ISSM Scientific Meeting.
Project SEXUS is a nationwide cohort study on sexual behavior and health in Denmark that launched in 2017. Dr. Christian Graugaard presented key findings from this study that shed light on the sexual landscapes of the general Danish population at the 23rd Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of SMSNA/23rd ISSM Scientific Meeting. Of note, 8 out of 10 respondents (and 9 out of 10 male respondents) indicated that a healthy sex life including masturbation was very important to them. However, just over half (55%) of the respondents rated their sex life as “good” or “very good.” These findings suggest that there could be a need for programs that enhance sexuality.
Human sexuality, or the way that people experience and express themselves sexually, exists on a spectrum. This means that people’s sexual identities and orientations are complex and not easily classified into distinct groups. Rather, they exist on a continuum or scale that spans from one endpoint to another.
A sense of vaginal looseness and/or reduced sensation during intercourse is a common sexual complaint among premenopausal women. For some women, this may feel like a decrease in friction during vaginal sex, either during thrusting or initial penetration.