ISSM Announces Grant Opportunities for 2017
Study Discusses "Neglected" Side Effects of External Beam Radiation Therapy
Are you searching for financial support for a project in sexual medicine? If so, the ISSM Grants Program might be able to help.
The ISSM Board of Directors has allocated USD 50,000 to grant applications submitted by ISSM-Affiliated Societies in 2017. Funded research grants should support one or more of the following missions:
Public education and awareness of Sexual Medicine
Training of professionals in the field of Sexual Medicine
Basic research in the field of Sexual Medicine
Clinical research in the field of Sexual Medicine
Awards for the ISSM Grants are for the following amounts:
up to USD 10,000 for 1-year projects
up to USD 15,000 for 2-year projects
Please note that indirect and/or overhead costs may not be included in these awards.
More information, including a link to the grant application form, is available here. Please keep in mind that all application materials must be received by the ISSM Executive Office before June 30, 2017 and should be submitted by the affiliated societies (APSSM, ESSM, ISSWSH, MESSM, SASSM, SLAMS, and SMSNA). Individual applications will not be accepted.
Men with prostate cancer may experience side effects after treatment with external beam radiation therapy. While effects like erectile dysfunction (ED) and urinary problems have been widely reported, lesser-known side effects should also be considered, research in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggests.
The study focused on the prevalence of side effects related to orgasm, anejaculation, urinary incontinence during sex, and changes in the penis, including sensation.
Researchers surveyed 109 sexually-active men between the ages of 57 and 81 who had undergone external beam radiation therapy. About 44% of the men said their orgasms were less intense than they were before treatment. Forty percent reported taking longer to reach orgasm, and 15% had painful orgasms.
Please click here to see more information on the survey's results and the authors' recommendations.