Sexual Medicine Exams Offered at World Meeting
SASSM Holds First Sexual Medicine Course
Opioid Use and ED Risk Discussed in Review
The South Asian Society of Sexual Medicine (SASSM) held its first course in Bangladesh in September. The program was well-received, and the society plans to make the course an annual event.
"In the background of social taboos and the lack of evidence based practice by some doctors, we felt the necessity of appropriate knowledge and skill in the field of sexual medicine," wrote SASSM President AKM Anwarul Islam in an ISSM report.
"With this course we do hope to spread the activities of SASSM in this region," he added.
See the entire report here.
Using opioid drugs might raise a man's risk for erectile dysfunction (ED), suggests a recent review and meta-analysis in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
In a review of 10 studies involving over 8,800 men, researchers found that opioid use was linked to a 96% increase in ED risk. In addition, the association was stronger in men younger than 50 years old.
However, the authors noted that the evidence in the studies was "low quality" and that more research is needed.
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