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Does Nerve Sparing Benefit Men With Poor Sexual Function?
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New Research Examines Transgender Women's Surgical Choices
Nerve sparing prostatectomy may not always benefit men at risk for a positive surgical margin, according to new research in the Journal of Urology.
In a study of 991 men with localized prostate cancer, scientists discovered that among those who had bilateral nerve-sparing procedures, sexual function played an important role in their outcomes.
At a 36-month follow-up point, men who had bilateral surgeries did have better sexual function compared to those who had unilateral or non-nerve sparing procedures. However, the degrees of benefit were better for men who had good sexual function before surgery.
None of the patients studied had positive surgical margins, but the findings "suggest that men with low baseline sexual function who elect radical prostatectomy should be considered for [non-nerve sparing] surgery," the authors wrote.
For more information on the study, please click here.
We're pleased to announce that a new research summary has been posted to the ISSM website.
"Does Depth Matter? Factors Affecting Choice of Vulvoplasty Over Vaginoplasty as Gender-Affirming Genital Surgery for Transgender Women" by David Jiang, MD, et al., was published online in April in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
This study discusses the reasons why male-to-female transgender patients may opt for vulvoplasty instead of vaginoplasty, patients' satisfaction (or regrets) with their choice, and their thoughts about vulvoplasty as a non-binary surgical option.
Please click here to see the summary.