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Latest News from the ISSM - August 17, 2012 Member Login
World Meeting on Sexual Medicine - Mobile App and Website Now Available

Attending the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine? You can now access the entire program - including all moderated abstracts - right on your iPhone, iPad, or Android mobile device using Conference Compass.

To do so, just download "ConPass" to your Apple device or "Conference Compass" to your Android. Next, select "install a new conference" and choose the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine from the Conference Market. 

For complete instructions and links, just click here.

If you don't have an iPhone, iPad, or Android device, you can still access the information using our mobile website for the meeting, which is available here

We hope you'll find these tools helpful!

Psoriasis and Sexual Function

Men with psoriasis, a skin disease, may be more likely to have erectile dysfunction, especially if they are over age 60 or have psoriatic arthritis.  

Researchers from Taiwan analyzed data from almost 74,000 men with a mean age of 46 years. One group of 12,300 men had psoriasis. A second group of  61,000 men did not have psoriasis and acted as a control.

The researchers found that 3.03% of the men with psoriasis had sexual dysfunction. Among the men without psoriasis, 2.34% of the men had sexual problems.  

The most commonly-reported problem was erectile dysfunction.  

The study was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Click here for more details.

Is Testosterone Treatment Good for the Prostate?

A recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine considers the safety of testosterone therapy in relation to prostate health.

It has been a commonly held notion among some physicians that testosterone therapy in men increases the risk of prostate cancer.

Researchers from the United Kingdom aimed to study this more closely and examined data from 1,365 men who were treated with different forms of testosterone therapy.

Among all of the men, fourteen cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed. The authors concluded that testosterone therapy is safe for most men in terms of prostate health, as long it is accompanied by careful monitoring.

To learn more about this study, including details about the types of testosterone preparations used, the assessment of the men, and the authors' views on other benefits of testosterone therapy, please click here

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