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Latest News from the ISSM - 27 June 2014 Member Login
World Meeting on Sexual Medicine - Deadlines Approaching

The World Meeting on Sexual Medicine may still be several months away, but there are some deadlines to keep in mind.

Call for Papers: At the meeting, the ISSM will award the prestigious ISSM Zorgniotti-Newman Prize for the best clinical paper on sexual medicine and the ISSM Jean Francois Ginestie Prize for the best paper on basic science on sexual medicine. These prizes have a value of USD 2500 each. Submit your paper by August 2014. For more information on the prizes and the submission procedure, please click here.

Discounted Registration Fees: Attendees who register before 15 September 2014 can take advantage of discounted registration fees. Special discounts apply for members, residents, trainees, research/clinical fellows, nurses, students, and attendees from lower income countries. More details can be found here.

The meeting will be held 8 - 12 October 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil. We hope to see you there!

Compensated Hypogonadism is Not a New Clinical Entity, Researchers Say

Compensated hypogonadism (sometimes called subclinical hypogonadism) should not be considered a new clinical entity, according to a study by Italian scientists.

Men with compensated hypogonadism have normal levels of testosterone, but higher levels of luteinizing hormone (LH).

The researchers analyzed data from over 4,100 heterosexual men with a men age of 55 years. About three quarters of them were considered eugonadal. Twenty percent had overt hypogonadism and about 4% had compensated hypogonadism.

After adjusting for confounding factors, the research team found that sexual issues were not associated with compensated hypogonadism. However, the men in the compensated hypogonadism group had more psychiatric symptoms when compared to the other men.

Men with overt and compensated hypogonadism were at higher risk for cardiovascular events than the eugonadal men.

The researchers concluded that compensated hypogonadism was a milder form of hypogonadism rather than a separate clinical entity.

The study was first published online in April in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Please click here for more information. 

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