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Latest News from the ISSM - January 18, 2013 Member Login
Introducing Sexual Medicine

The ISSM is pleased to announce the launch of its newest journal, Sexual Medicine, published by Wiley. This journal aims to publish multidisciplinary clinical, basic, and epidemiological research to define and understand the basis of sexual function and dysfunction in diverse populations.

Sexual Medicine welcomes manuscripts on the following topics:

  • basic anatomy and physiology pertaining to human sexuality
  • pharmacology
  • clinical management of sexual dysfunction
  • epidemiological studies in sexuality,
  • psychosexual and interpersonal dimensions of human sexuality
  • clinical trials 

Sexual Medicine will also act as a venue for topics of regional or sub-specialty interest.

As an open access journal, Sexual Medicine will publish articles rapidly and make them freely available to read, download, and share. A publication fee paid by authors will defray the publishing costs.

To celebrate the launch of Sexual Medicine, all active ISSM members including joint APSSM, ESSM, ISSWSH, MESSM, SLAMS & SMSNA members are eligible to receive an 80% (!) discount on the article publication charge for a special introductory period!

Click here to learn more about publishing in Sexual Medicine. Further information about submitting a manuscript can be found here

Chronic Periodontitis and Erectile Dysfunction

Men with chronic periodontitis (severe gum disease) are more likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED) than men with healthy gums, Turkish researchers report.

Two groups of 80 men in their thirties participated in the study. One group had ED; the other did not.

Using the International Index of Erectile Function questionnaire and periodontal examinations as assessment tools, the researchers found that 53% of the men who had ED also had chronic periodontitis. Only 23% of the men in the control group had gum disease. 

After adjusting for age, body mass index, household income, and education level, the researchers found that men with severe chronic periodontitis were 3.29 times more likely to have erectile dysfunction than the men without gum disease.

Researchers are not sure why there is a link between the two conditions. It's possible that chronic periodontitis prompts endothelial dysfunction which can then lead to vascular problems that cause ED.  

The study was published online last month in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Please click here for more details.

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