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Latest News from the ISSM - September 11, 2020 Member Login
ISSM Lecture and Biennial Business Meeting to be Held September 17th

We are looking forward to two exciting virtual ISSM events on Thursday, September 17, 2020!

Both events will take place online via Zoom. 

Beginning at 1 pm GMT, the program will feature "Over Four Decades – the Growth and History of the ISSM," a state-of-the-art lecture by Dr. Ronald W. Lewis. 

Following Dr. Lewis's presentation, the biennial business meeting for ISSM members will begin. 

At this meeting, we will announce the election results for the ISSM Board of Directors. (Voting will continue through September 15th, so members are asked to vote here if they have not done so already.)

The meeting will also feature reports from ISSM Officers and Committees. 

Please note that this meeting is open to ISSM members only. To view the agenda and related enclosures, please go to the Members section of the ISSM website. 

We hope you'll join us! Full details, along with a registration link, are available here.

SMR to Receive Impact Factor

We're pleased to announce that the ISSM journal Sexual Medicine Reviews will receive an impact factor in June 2021!

An impact factor reflects how frequently journal articles are cited during a particular time period. It is often used to assess the importance of a journal in its field.  

Clarivate Analytics, the organization that tracks impact factors, has reported that Sexual Medicine Reviews continues to meet high quality criteria and now also meets impact criteria.

Coverage will begin with Volume 6, Issue 1 (2018).

Frequent Sex Might Decrease Mortality Risk

Couples who have sex more often could be at lower risk for cancer mortality and all-cause mortality, researchers report.

Their findings are based on data from over 12,000 men and women living in the United States. The participants ranged in age from 20 to 59. 

The authors noted that frequent sex was associated with lower all-cause mortality in a dose-response manner.  People who had sex at least once a week were less likely to die of cardiovascular disease and cancer compared to those who had sex once a year or not at all. 

The study was published online in July in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. More details, including the authors' proposed explanations for their results, can be found here. 

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