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Latest News from the ISSM - April 30, 2021 Member Login
Female Genital Mutilation Linked to Poorer FSFI Scores

Sexual dysfunction is common in women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), experts report in a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine review. 

Women who have had more extensive FGM are more likely to have severe dysfunction, the authors said. 

The review focused on 5 studies that used the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) as the main assessment tool. The FSFI evaluates 6 areas – arousal, lubrication, orgasm, desire, pain, and satisfaction – over the previous four weeks. 

Each domain receives an individual score. Domain scores are then added together to determine a total FSFI score. Lower scores on the FSFI indicate poorer sexual function. 

Across the studies, scores for each FSFI domain, as well as total FSFI scores, were lower for women who had undergone FGM.

Learn more about the study. 

New Research: Patient Education and Priapism

How might education about priapism affect men's decisions on seeking treatment? 

The study featured in our website's latest research summary explores this question. 

"Patient Education Is Associated With Reduced Delay to Presentation for Management of Ischemic Priapism: A Retrospective Review of 123 Men" by Dr. Rahul Dutta, et al. was published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine in January. 

Read the summary here. 

Follow the ISSM on Twitter

Have you seen the ISSM's Twitter feed? We tweet once a day, sharing news about the ISSM's latest webinars, meetings, journal editions, and more. You'll find links to patient-centered Q & A items on sexual health, too. 

You can also participate in our popular Twitter poll for professionals every Thursday. Recent topics have included sexual assault, testosterone therapy in women, and genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder (GPPPD). 

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