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Latest News from the ISSM - May 31, 2019 Member Login
Share Your Ideas for WMSM 2020!

Dear ISSM members, friends, and colleagues,

The 22nd World Meeting of the International Society for Sexual Medicine will be held from 16th to 19th September 2020 at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan. The theme of WMSM 2020 is "The Future of Sexual Health – Science, Technology and Happiness in Human Sexuality.” The number 2020 has many different meanings, from a perfect vision 20/20, to spiritually about living your life with love, harmony, compassion, and balance.

To handle the important task to build a relevant, exciting, and state-of-the-art scientific program that will complement your patient care, challenge conventional approaches, and provide you contemporary evidence-based practical knowledge, the scientific committee has formed 5 subcommittees, namely:

  • Basic and translational research
  • Male sexual (dys)function, surgical aspects
  • Male sexual (dys)function, medical aspects
  • Female sexual (dys)function
  • Psychosexual aspects and sexual orientation

As we enter into the phase of scientific program planning, we are interested to hear ideas from you, the delegates to WMSM 2020, on relevant and exciting topics and areas of sexual medicine that should be included in the program.

Please email your ideas to info@wmsm.org by June 30, 2019, and I will try to incorporate them into the scientific program. I would encourage you to be bold and creative with your suggestions because ultimately, WMSM 2020 strives to be a scientific meeting that meets your needs and inspires you. 

Yours truly,

Eric Chung
Chair of Scientific Committee of ISSM and WMSM 2020

On behalf of:
Yoshikazo Sato, Local Scientific Chair,
Luca Incrocci, Honorary Scientific Chair
ISSM Executive Committee

Clinicians Don't Typically Recommend Vulvoplasty to Transgender Women: Study

Gender-confirming vulvoplasty (GCV) isn't typically recommended to transgender patients undergoing a male-to-female transition, a recent survey reveals.

GCV involves the creation of a shallow vagina or "dimple" that cannot be penetrated. The procedure is an alternative to vulvovaginoplasty, during which a vaginal canal is created. 

The study, published online in March in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, shared the experiences and perspectives of 198 medical practitioners who were members of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). 

The respondents explained their knowledge of and background in GCV. They also offered reasons why the procedure would or wouldn't be considered, particularly in patients aged 18 to 21. 

More details on the survey results can be found here. 

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