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Latest News from the ISSM - December 28, 2012 Member Login
2013 Membership Renewal

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, we would like to thank you for your continued support and loyalty to the International Society for Sexual Medicine. It is you, the membership community, who drives and shapes the ISSM.

In order to ensure that you will have uninterrupted access to all of ISSM's membership benefits, including the Journal of Sexual Medicine, we kindly ask you to pay your ISSM membership dues for 2013 in a timely manner either through one of our affiliated societies or directly with us through this link. Of course, if you have already paid your membership dues, we would like to thank you very much.

Please don't forget to share your news with us and we truly enjoy getting your feedback on our events and activities! Also, if any of your contact information has changed, don't forget to update it through Your ISSM Membership.

Happy holidays and all the best in the new year!

Testosterone and ED Drug

Adding testosterone replacement therapy to sildenafil (Viagra) treatment does not appear to make substantial difference for men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED), American and Swiss researchers have found.

Their study, published last month the Annals of Internal Medicine, involved 140 men. All of the participants had both ED and low testosterone. All of the men were given sildenafil. Half of them also had testosterone therapy; the other half took a placebo.

The men's erectile function was reassessed after 14 weeks. Some of the men who had taken testosterone saw some slight improvement, but overall, the researchers concluded that adding testosterone therapy to sildenafil was "not superior" to using sildenafil and placebo in the treatment of ED.

Please click here to learn more about this study.

Q & A: Testosterone Therapy Combined with ED Treatment

Based on this week's headline story on testosterone and its use with sildenafil for men with both low testosterone and erectile dysfunction, we've added a new Q and A item to our website:

Can testosterone replacement therapy help men with erectile dysfunction (ED) and low testosterone?

We add to our Q and A section every week. Targeted to the general public, it covers a number of sexual health topics for both men and women. We also welcome topic suggestions. What kinds of questions are your patients asking? Feel free to email your ideas to us at QandA@issm.info.

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