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Latest News from the ISSM - April 9, 2021 Member Login
Next ISSM Webinar Discusses Child Sex Abuse in Men

We hope you'll join us for the next session in the ISSM webinar series.

The presentation "Child Sexual Abuse in Men, Trauma, and Sexuality" will take place on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 2 pm UTC.

The program will feature three speakers: 

  • Ateret Gewirtz-Meydan - male victims of childhood sexual abuse, trauma, and sexuality: intervention with couple
  • Angelo Fernandes - sexual violence against men and boys: trauma and intimacy
  • Richard Gartner - how masculine gender socialization interferes with processing boyhood sexual trauma

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

Register today! 

Healthcare Workers Having Less Sex During COVID-19

Healthcare workers in Turkey have been having sex less often during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent study in the International Journal of Impotence Research.

In May 2020, a research team surveyed 185 pandemic hospital employees (average age 31 years) in Istanbul. Respondents answered questions about their sexual function, frequency, positions, and methods of protection. 

Overall, sexual desire and frequency had decreased since the start of the pandemic, the authors reported. Respondents were also spending less time on foreplay and intercourse. They used face-to-face sexual positions less often as well.

About half the respondents thought COVID-19 could be spread through sexual activity.

Read more about the study.

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