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Latest News from the ISSM - March 24, 2017 Member Login
Many Women Unaware of Vulvar and Vaginal Atrophy

Over half of postmenopausal women experience vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA), but most do not know that it's a treatable condition, according to recent survey results published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine

Estrogen is important for vulvar and vaginal health. But when levels of this hormone decline at menopause, tissue can become dry and brittle, leading to irritation and uncomfortable intercourse.

Fifty-six percent of the 1,858 women surveyed had never discussed their situation with a doctor.  Of those that did, most women initiated the subject themselves.

Many also believed that VVA was just part of aging and something they'd have to accept. 

Click here to read more about the survey results, including the women's feelings about hormonal treatments for VVA.

The survey was commissioned by the pharmaceutical company TherapeuticsMD. 

New Videos in the VJPU

Have you checked out the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU) lately?

As the name suggests, the VJPU focuses on prosthetic urology, especially as it pertains to sexual medicine. Novel technologies and "how I do it" surgical expositions are of special interest.

New videos are added regularly. Recent posts discuss the inflation and deflation of a penile implant with an MS pump and a patient's experiences with erectile restoration. 

We encourage you to check out all the videos here. Interested in submitting a video? You'll find the instructions here.

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