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Latest News from the ISSM - 28 June 2013 Member Login
ISSM/ESSM Meeting a Success!

Last week's International Symposium on Prostate, Androgens and Men’s Sexual Health was a great success! Over 600 sexual medicine specialists from around the world gathered in sunny Berlin, Germany for an outstanding educational experience with a faculty that included many of the acknowledged world experts and opinion leaders in the fields of benign prostate disease, prostate cancer and androgens.

Many thanks to everyone who made this event so outstanding!

16th World Meeting on Sexual Medicine Planned for October 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil

Over a thousand sexual medicine specialists - including scientists, clinicians, and physicians in the fields of urology, andrology, gynaecology, psychology and psychiatry - are expected to convene in São Paulo next year for the 16th World Meeting on Sexual Medicine.  

Organized by the ISSM and the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Medicina Sexual (SLAMS), the meeting will be held from 8 – 12 October 2014 at Hotel Transamérica São Paulo.

ISSM will bring you all the important news on the meeting. You can also learn more at the official meeting website

See you in São Paulo!

Patients With Spinal Instrumentation Can Still Have Satisfying Sex

Spinal instrumentation does not necessarily interfere with sex in patients over 50, researchers have found.

Their study involved 54 men and women who had had thoracolumbar-pelvic instrumentation. The participants' mean age was 70 years.

Each participant completed three questionnaires to assess sexual function, degree of disability, and overall health. The results included the following:

  • 13 participants had no sexual dysfunction.
  • 8 had mild dysfunction.
  • 10 had moderate dysfunction.
  • 23 had severe dysfunction.

While the largest group had severe dysfunction, the majority of those individuals either had medical problems that hindered sex or lacked a partner. Some participants' partners had died or were too ill for sexual activity.

Participants with mild or moderate physical disability tended to have fewer sexual problems.

The study was published recently in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  Please click here for more details.

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