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Latest News from the ISSM - May 10, 2013 Member Login
First Issue of Sexual Medicine Reviews Now Available!

The ISSM is pleased to announce that its third professional journal, Sexual Medicine Reviews has officially launched and will be published quarterly by Wiley.

The 64-page first issue features articles on erectile dysfunction, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, and hypogonadal infertile men. It also includes evidence and clinical guideline considerations for practicing urologists.

Sexual Medicine Reviews commissions systematic, evidence-based reviews in the global field of sexual medicine. On a quarterly basis, the journal will synthesize clinical and translational research in order to distill for the widest possible audience of healthcare practitioners the best available evidence in the field, with an emphasis on promoting knowledge translation in sexual health.

Sexual Medicine Reviews joins two other publications in the ISSM family of journals: The Journal of Sexual Medicine and the recently-launched open-access journal Sexual Medicine.
ISSM members are eligible to receive a subscription to Sexual Medicine Reviews as part of their membership. Not a member? Click here to join today!

Genital Warts Associated with Sexual Dysfunction in Men

A new study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine reports that men with genital warts are more likely to have higher rates of sexual dysfunction, depression, and anxiety.

While these outcomes have been studied in relation to other sexually-transmitted infections, Turkish researchers noted that little research has focused on genital warts.

To learn more, they used questionnaires to assess the sexual function, depression, and anxiety of 187 men. One hundred sixteen men had genital warts. The remaining 71 men served as a healthy control group.

Higher scores on the questionnaires indicated higher rates of sexual dysfunction, depression, and anxiety.

The men with genital warts scored statistically higher on the depression and anxiety assessments when compared to the controls. For sexual dysfunction, those with genital warts scored higher than their healthy counterparts in the following domains: sex drive, arousal, penile erection, ability to reach orgasm, and satisfaction from orgasm.

“These results demonstrated that [genital warts] had a significant relationship with [sexual dysfunction], depression, and anxiety,” the authors said.

For more details on the study, please click here.

Upcoming Events in Sexual Medicine

A number of sexual health meetings and conferences are planned this spring and summer around the world. Please click on the links below for more information:

First Global Conference on Contraception, Reproductive and Sexual Health

May 22, 2013 - May 25, 2013

Copenhagen, Denmark

14th Biennial Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine (APSSM)

May 31, 2013 - Jun 3, 2013

Kanazawa, Japan

International Symposium on Prostate, Androgens And Men’s Sexual Health

Jun 20, 2013 - Jun 23, 2013

Berlin, Germany

XII Latin American Society of Sexual Medicine Congress (SLAMS)

Aug 28, 2013 - Aug 31, 2013

Cancun, Mexico

33rd Congress of the Société Internationale D’Urologie (SIU)

Sep 8, 2013 - Sep 12, 2013

Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada

A complete list of upcoming events from now through October 2014 can be found here

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