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Latest News from the ISSM - July 3, 2015 Member Login
Sexual Medicine Accepted for Inclusion in the SCIE

The editorial staff of Sexual Medicine is proud to announce that our journal has been accepted for inclusion in the Science Citation Index: Expanded (SCIE) from Thomson-Reuters. Sexual Medicine will receive its first Impact Factor in 2016. These are important benchmarks for any fledgling journal; establishing a presence in SCIE and being granted an Impact Factor signifies that the publishing world recognizes the quality of Sexual Medicine, the open access journal of the ISSM.

This honor is a credit to the authors who have entrusted us to publish their work, the reviewers and editors of the Sexual Medicine who have rigorously evaluated submissions for content and quality, and the ISSM for fostering this journal throughout its two and a half year history. Special thanks are warranted to the ISSM publications committee for their visionary work on this important process.

Sexual Medicine thanks you for your support; having established itself with an Impact Factor and indexing in SCIE we will continue to build on our track record of success. We look forward to your continued support!

Diabetes Linked to Changes in Vaginal Tissue in Post-Menopausal Women

Proper management of type 2 diabetes might prevent changes in vaginal tissue that are linked to that condition, new research suggests.

Past studies on animals have found an association between diabetes and structural changes in the vagina. But the connection had not been explored in humans.

To learn more, scientists from Italy analyzed vaginal biopsies taken from 21 postmenopausal women. Ten of the women were diabetic; the rest were not. 

After comparing the samples, the researchers found physiological differences that could explain the vaginal dryness, insufficient blood flow to the vagina, and poor vaginal muscle tone often found in diabetic women. 

"These changes in the vagina of women with diabetes may at least partially contribute to the sexual problems they report," the authors wrote. 

The study was first published online in May in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Please click here for more details. 

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events in Sexual Medicine

Are you thinking about attending a sexual medicine conference sometime soon? There are a variety to choose from in the second half of 2015!  Check out the latest listings below:



22nd WAS World Congress for Sexual Health
Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 28, 2015

XIII Congreso De La Sociedad Latinoamericana De Medicina Sexual (SLAMS)
Aug 13, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015
Radisson, Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel, Uruguay

31st National Conference on Sexology
Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
Kochi-Kerala, India

15th Biennial Meeting Of The Asia-Pacific Society For Sexual Medicine (APSSM)
Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
Beijing, China

IV Congress of Medical Sexology (WAMS)
Oct 9, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015
Miami, USA

ISSWSH Fall Course 2015
Oct 9, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

35th Congress of The Société Internationale D’Urologie (SIU)
Oct 15, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015
Melbourne, Australia

3rd Biennial Meeting of The Middle East Society for Sexual Medicine (MESSM)
Oct 15, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015
Cairo, Egypt

21st Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of SMSNA
Nov 19, 2015 - Nov 22, 2015
Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, USA

African Society for Sexual Medicine (ASSM) Congress
Nov 27, 2015 - Nov 29, 2015
Elangeni Hotel, Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Meeting Of The South Asian Society For Sexual Medicine (SASSM)
Dec 5, 2015 - Dec 6, 2015
Dhaka, Bangladesh

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