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Latest News from the ISSM - August 3, 2018 Member Login
ICD-11 Includes Chapter on Sexual Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the official publication of a new version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) which includes a new chapter on Conditions Related to Sexual Health, bringing together conditions that were previously categorized in other ways and mostly under mental disorders. Read more.

Growth Hormone for Anti-Aging Needs More Research

The use of growth hormone (GH) as an anti-aging therapy has gained popularity over the years, but experts caution that off-label use is not substantiated by available research.

In a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine commentary, Drs. Lorenzo DiGiorgio and Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad point out that this use is off-label and, in some cases, illegal. 

GH is typically used to treat childhood GH deficiency, AIDS wasting syndrome, short bowel syndrome, and hypopituitarism.

However, clinical research into its use for hormonal rejuvenation has had mixed results. Studies tend to focus GH in relation to bone and skeletal health, memory, cognition, and functional status. 

For more information, including the side effect and costs of GH, please click here. 

Help Patients Find Your Practice with the ISSM Find a Provider Tool

Is your practice included in the ISSM's Find a Provider tool?

If not, we encourage you submit your listing! 

This directory allows patients to find sexual medicine specialists in their local area. It is searchable by name, organization, city, state, and country.

Creating your listing is simple:

  • Log in to the Members Only section of the ISSM website.
  • Click on the My ISSM link and choose My ISSM Profile.
  • Update your profile information and complete the Fields for Find a Provider section.
  • Make sure the Publish My Data in the Search Provider Tool field is set to yes.

Be sure to keep your information current. Members using the Find a Provider tool are responsible for updating their information as appropriate.

Your Find a Provider listing one of the many benefits available to ISSM members. Not a member? It's easy to join!

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