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Latest News from the ISSM - July 2, 2021 Member Login
Latest ISSM Journal Impact Factors Show Strong Growth

Elsevier, the publisher of ISSM’s journals, has announced the latest impact factors for 3 of our publications.

Impact factor is a ratio of the citations to a journal in the most recent year to a count of articles and reviews published in the journal in the prior two years.

The Journal of Sexual Medicine had an impact factor of 3.802 in 2020, an increase from 3.293 in 2019.

ISSM’s open access journal Sexual Medicine experienced an increase in impact factor from 1.923 to 2.491.

And Sexual Medicine Reviews received its first impact factor - an impressive 4.836!

We congratulate the journal staffs on these accomplishments!

Next ISSM Webinar: Post-SSRI Sexual Function

Mark your calendar for the next session in the ISSM Webinar Series! A panel of experts will present "Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction" on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 2 p.m. UTC. 

ISSM President Annamaria Giraldi will open the session, and Alan Shindel and Marco Gonçalves will serve as the moderators. The program will cover these topics: 

  • Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction (PSSD): History and Relevance (David Healy)
  • Explanatory Processes and Diagnosis of PSSD: What Do We Still Need to Know? (Cobi Reisman) 

A 30-minute Q & A session will follow the two presentations. 

Save your seat and register today! 

For Gynecological Cancer Survivors, Sexual Function May Improve After Physical Therapy

The sexual function of gynecological cancer survivors may improve after a 12-week multimodal physical therapy program, researchers report in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. 

The study included 31 women who had been treated for either endometrial or cervical cancer. All of the women had dyspareunia (painful intercourse). 

Each woman attended weekly physical therapy sessions. Overall, the program offered education, pelvic floor muscle exercises, biofeedback, and manual therapy. 

The women were also instructed to do exercises at home. 

After the series, the women had improved scores on assessments of sexual distress, body image, pain anxiety, pain catastrophizing, depression, and pain self-efficacy. Read more.

Study Compares Health Outcomes in Transgender and Cisgender Women

How do physical, mental, and sexual health compare among cisgender women and transgender women who have undergone gender-affirming surgery? 

A recent study investigated this question and is the subject our website's latest Research Summary. 

"Physical, Mental and Sexual Health Among Transgender Women: A Comparative Study Among Operated Transgender and Cisgender Women in a National Tertiary Referral Network" by Dr. Francesca Vedovo, et al. was first published in March 2021 by the Journal of Sexual Medicine

See more details here. 

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