Oral Sex, HPV, and Cancer
First Latin American Men's Health Forum
Oral sex is often believed to be linked to an increase in head and neck cancers. However, this explanation might not be complete.
In a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine article, Dr. Sarah Rosenquist explains that the overall rate of head and neck cancer is actually decreasing, but those types of cancers related to HPV are on the rise in younger populations.
Persistence of HPV infection and the state of a person's immune system play important roles in the development of these cancers, Dr. Rosenquist writes.
Click here to read more about this study.
Last March, over 200 urologists and sexologists convened in Cancun, Mexico for the First Latin American Men's Health Forum. The experts discussed the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of urological disorders in men, along with the opportunities and challenges in working with this population.
The meeting was organized by the ISSM with support from the Latin American Society for Sexual Medicine (SLAMS) and Pfizer.
Two issues of the First Latin American Men's Health Forum are now available. The first newsletter focuses on male sexual dysfunction, including premature ejaculation and low sexual desire. The second newsletter discusses overactive bladder (OAB) and its impact on sexual health.
Additional information can be found here.