Scholarships Available for 2018 ESSM School of Sexual Medicine
Review Discusses Safety of Sex During High-Risk Pregnancy
We're pleased to announce that the ISSM will offer 10 scholarships to first-time attendees of the European Society of Sexual Medicine's School of Sexual Medicine to be held November 16 - 25, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.
This annual program is intended for clinicians who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to practice in sexual medicine and clinical sexology.
Each scholarship covers the full registration fee, which includes tuition, meals, and accommodations.
Click here for more information on eligibility criteria and application instructions. Please note that all application materials must be submitted no later than June 3, 2018.
Expectant couples are often concerned about the effects of sexual activity on pregnancy. For those in high-risk situations, there is little published data available, and more research is needed before "validated recommendations" can be made, according to a recent paper in Sexual Medicine Reviews.
In the article, Dr. Sally MacPhedran of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine offered her opinions on the safety of sex in several high-risk cases, such as placenta previa, short cervix, and history of pre-term birth.
“Restricting sexual activity in women with high-risk pregnancies has far-reaching implications,” Dr. MacPhedran wrote. “Pregnancy is a time of bonding, sharing, and intimacy. . . To completely restrict the intimacy impacts the health of the relationship physically and emotionally and further increases stress and fear.”
Please click here to see further details on her review and suggestions.