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Latest News from the ISSM - March 27, 2015 Member Login
Elsevier Selected to Publish ISSM Journals

The ISSM has chosen Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, to publish The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Sexual Medicine Reviews, and the open access journal Sexual Medicine starting in January 2016.

In a press release, John P. Mulhall, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, said, "The JSM editorial team is delighted to work with Elsevier. As a giant in scientific and medical publishing with a proven track record in urology and reproductive health, we are very pleased to add our sexual medicine content to Elsevier’s journal program and to its electronic platforms to ensure the highest level of readability and interactivity for our readers.  I personally look forward to ensuring that JSM brings research of the highest relevance, rigor, and reproducibility to our readership.”

“We are excited about this opportunity to enhance our health sciences journal portfolio with the inclusion of these three prestigious journals in the field of sexual medicine. We look forward to working together with the ISSM and the editorial teams to ensure continued growth and enhance global exposure of the journals”, said Anne Kitson, Executive Vice President, Health and Medical Science Journals at Elsevier.

More information on this change is available here

Supportive Responses Help Women with PVD

Women with pain from provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) feel more sexual and relationship satisfaction when their partners support and encourage them, according to a Canadian research team.

Their 8-week study, published online last month in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, involved 69 couples coping with PVD. The women were premenopausal. Each couple reported daily on their sexual activity, the man's responses, and their overall satisfaction. 

Both partners explained how they perceived the man's response. Responses were classified as facilitative (supportive and encouraging), solicitous (attentive and sympathetic), or negative (angry or frustrated).

On days that the couples had intercourse, women were more likely to feel satisfied when their partners were supportive. They were less satisfied when partners reacted negatively.

The couples had less satisfaction when both partners considered the men's responses solicitous.

“Facilitative partner responses may help the couple to focus on the pleasurable aspects of the sexual interaction and engage in more adaptive, approach-oriented coping with the pain,” the authors wrote.

Please click here for more details. 

VJPU - New Videos Added!

We're pleased to announce that two new videos were recently posted to the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU). 

The first, "Shaeer's Corporal Rotation," was developed by Prof. Dr. Osama Kamal Zaki Shaeer of Cairo University in Egypt.

The second, "Reconstruction of Penile Injuries," was created by Prof. Miroslav Djordjevic of the School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

While you're on the VJPU website, be sure to check out the other informative peer-reviewed videos available. The VJPU offers a wealth of information for sexual medicine specialists, from new technology and devices to “how I do it” surgical explanations and troubleshooting tips. Access is free with your ISSM membership!

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