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Latest News from the ISSM - October 19, 2018 Member Login
ISSWSH / ISSM Joint Meeting - Call for Abstracts

It takes two to tango!

That's the theme of the upcoming joint meeting of the ISSM and the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH). This informative program will be held March 7 - 10, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

The Scientific Committee welcomes abstracts in a variety of categories, including female sexual dysfunction, menopause, sex therapy, and more.  Please note that the abstract submission deadline is November 5, 2018.

More information is available here.

Studies Examine Gender Identity in Children

Two recent studies discuss gender dysphoria in children, focusing on referral rates to gender identity clinics and ways that kids and parents perceive gender. 

The first study, published last month in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, involved 1,215 children who were referred to a London gender identity clinic between 2000 and 2017. 

The research team found that referral rates for birth-assigned boys fell from 72% between 2000 and 2006 to 55% between 2007 and 2017. 

The second study, published in JAMA Pediatrics last month, looked at children's perceptions of their own gender identity as well as their parents' perceptions of their child's identity. The children were nine or ten years old. 

Parents were more likely to think their child might be gay, bisexual, or transgender than the children themselves were. However, many children did not understand the questions. 

For more details on both studies, please click here. 

New Editions of ISSM Journals Available!

We're pleased to announce that the October 2018 editions of the Journal of Sexual Medicine and Sexual Medicine Reviews are available online. 

Don't miss this opportunity to catch up on the latest research. Full-text access is one of the many benefits of ISSM membership. 

You'll find links to both publications here, along with access to the ISSM's other two journals, Sexual Medicine (open access) and the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology. 

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