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Latest News from the ISSM - August 16, 2013 Member Login
The Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology is Open for Submissions

The ISSM is pleased to announce the launch of the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU), a peer-reviewed video journal focusing on prosthetic urology, especially as it pertains to sexual medicine.

The journal will focus on novel technology and devices along with explanations of surgical procedures. Recommendations for troubleshooting, addressing complications, and suitable corrections are encouraged. Articles will be peer reviewed by leading experts in the field of sexual medicine and prosthetic urology.

The editorial board of the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology and the ISSM invite you to submit your video now. Instructions for authors may be found here. You may also click here to learn more about the VJPU editorial board. 

Question 15 of FSDS-DAO is "Appropriate" for Assessing Female Orgasmic Disorder

Question 15 of the Female Sexual Distress Scale - Desire Arousal Orgasm (FSDS-DAO) has been deemed appropriate for assessing the effectiveness of treatment for female orgasmic disorder (FOD).

Question 15 asks, "How often do you feel frustrated by problems with orgasm?"

American and Canadian researchers examined the question in a recent report in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Their goal was to analyze the language used by women with FOD to describe their distress.  They also wanted to correlate patient ratings of Question 15 with clinical outcomes.

Fifteen women with FOD participated in the study. Their mean age was 47 with a range of 26-60 years.

The women completed several questionnaires and took part in a recorded telephone interview.

Each woman was asked, "What one word would you use to describe your orgasm difficulties?"  Sixty percent of the women responded "frustrated."  Other words given were pariah, subhuman, desperate, and concerned.

Overall, the researchers concluded that Question 15 of the FSDS-DAO is suitable for measuring distress for women with FOD. Changes in Question 15 scores could measure therapeutic benefit in clinical studies.

Please click here to learn more. 

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