Schedule of Meetings in 2013
Peyronie's Surgery Survey
It's almost the new year! Have you thought about which meetings you'll attend in 2013? We list a large variety here, which includes something for almost every sexual medicine professional. We specifically call your attention to the following, which take place in the first half of 2013:
Annual ISSWSH meeting
Feb 28, 2013 - Mar 3, 2013
New Orleans, USA
Meeting of the South Asian Society for Sexual Medicine (SASSM)
Mar 29, 2013 - Mar 31, 2013
First Global Conference on Contraception, Reproductive and Sexual Health
May 22, 2013 - May 25, 2013
14th Biennial Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine (APSSM)
May 31, 2013 - Jun 3, 2013
International Symposium on Prostate, Androgens and Men’s Sexual Health (ISSM/ESSM)
Jun 20, 2013 - Jun 23, 2013
Obese Teen Boys May Have Lower Testosterone
Attention surgeons who treat men with Peyronie's disease: The ISSM requests your participation in a brief survey on your approach to Peyronie's disease management.
Current published literature on this topic has shown a wide range of practice patterns. Our goal is to collect data that could be used to develop uniform evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Please note that this is a revised version of a survey that was distributed at the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine in August. If you completed that survey, we ask that you again give us your valuable input.
For more information, including a link to the survey, please click here.
Obese teen boys may have up to 50% lower total testosterone levels than their healthy-weight peers, say American researchers.
Their study, accepted for publication in Clinical Endocrinology, compared two groups of 25 boys between the ages of 14 and 20. One group consisted of boys considered obese; the other included normal-weight boys.
The obese boys' total testosterone levels were between 40% and 50% lower than their normal-weight peers, after adjusting for age and sexual maturity.
Low testosterone can lead to increased abdominal fat and decreased muscle mass. It can also slow down the sexual maturation process and increase risk for eventual diabetes and fertility problems.
Please click here to learn more about this study.