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Referrals to a Spanish Gender Identity Unit Increase Tenfold Over Ten-Year Period

Referrals to a Spanish Gender Identity Unit Increase Tenfold Over Ten-Year Period

A person’s gender identity refers to their deeply held sense of self with regard to their gender. This gender identity can match the sex a person is assigned at birth (i.e., cisgender individuals) or it may be the “opposite” of the sex a person is assigned at birth (i.e., transgender individuals). Furthermore, some individuals have a gender identity that lies between or beyond the binary view of gender and may identify as nonbinary, genderqueer, gender fluid, gender expansive, or another identity.

Can Peyronie’s Disease Patients Benefit from Multiple Rounds of Xiaflex Injections?

Can Peyronie’s Disease Patients Benefit from Multiple Rounds of Xiaflex Injections?

Peyronie’s disease (PD) is a sexual health condition that affects up to 13% of the adult men in the United States. In men with PD, plaques of scar tissue form under the skin of the penis, causing it to curve or take on a deformity when it is erect. This can lead to painful erections, erectile dysfunction (ED), low self-esteem, mental health issues, and relationship difficulties.

Vibrators May Have Health Benefits

Vibrators May Have Health Benefits

While many people are aware of the existence of vibrators for the use of sexual pleasure, they might not know that these devices may also provide significant sexual and overall health benefits.

Do Men With Sexual Dysfunction Have a Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer?

Do Men With Sexual Dysfunction Have a Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer (cancer that occurs in the walnut-sized gland responsible for producing much of the fluid in semen) is commonly associated with sexual dysfunction. This is because prostate cancer treatments such as radiation therapy and radical prostatectomy (a surgery to remove the prostate) can result in temporary or permanent sexual dysfunction.

Sexual Function Improves as Depressive Symptoms Decrease

Sexual Function Improves as Depressive Symptoms Decrease

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common mental health condition that affected an estimated 163 million people worldwide in 2017. People with MDD may experience chronic low mood, low self-esteem, and a loss of interest in things that they once found pleasurable or enjoyable.

How Does Vaginal Reconstruction Affect Women With an Underdeveloped Vagina and Uterus?

How Does Vaginal Reconstruction Affect Women With an Underdeveloped Vagina and Uterus?

Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is a rare disorder that causes a woman’s vagina and uterus to be underdeveloped since birth. The uterus may be very small or even absent, and the vagina is shortened.

Differences in Pelvic Floor Muscle Tone for Women With and Without Chronic Pelvic Pain

Differences in Pelvic Floor Muscle Tone for Women With and Without Chronic Pelvic Pain

Persistent noncancer pelvic pain (also called chronic pelvic pain) is a problem that affects an estimated 6% to 40% of women worldwide. In addition to causing pain that is in or perceived to be in the pelvic structures, this condition is often associated with sexual dysfunctions such as dyspareunia (pain during sex), orgasmic dysfunction, and lowered desire, arousal, and lubrication.

How Intrauterine Insemination May Affect Couples’ Sexual Function and Quality of Life

How Intrauterine Insemination May Affect Couples’ Sexual Function and Quality of Life

Infertility, or the failure to achieve a successful pregnancy after ≥12 months of regular unprotected intercourse, can have a huge impact on a couple’s relationship, sexual connection, and quality of life. It introduces several stressors that affect the couple in ways that they may not have previously considered.

The vPatch: A Possible Future Treatment Option for Premature Ejaculation?

The vPatch: A Possible Future Treatment Option for Premature Ejaculation?

A small battery-powered electrical device called a vPatch may be a future treatment option for premature ejaculation (PE), according to the results of a recent study.

Patterns of Sexual Boredom and Sexual Desire in Long-Term Relationships

Patterns of Sexual Boredom and Sexual Desire in Long-Term Relationships

Sexual boredom, or the feeling that sex has become too dull, mechanical, or routine, can occur for both men and women in long-term relationships. Previous research has suggested that there may be an association between sexual boredom and sexual desire, but little is known about this potential relationship.

Guidelines for Sexual Health Care for Prostate Cancer Patients

Guidelines for Sexual Health Care for Prostate Cancer Patients

Recently, an international panel of experts convened to develop a set of guidelines for sexual health care for patients with prostate cancer and their partners. The panelists used available evidence and their own expertise to develop these guidelines, accounting for patients’ unique cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds as well as their gender identities and sexual orientations.

The Sexual Health of Women With Sickle Cell Disease

The Sexual Health of Women With Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of red blood cell disorders that cause the red blood cells to break down and morph into a “sickle” or “C” shape. Healthy red blood cells are round and contain a protein called hemoglobin that carries oxygen. In this way, red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body.

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