Loss of Masculine Identity and Prostate Cancer
World Meeting Take Home Messages: Sexually Transmitted Infections
When men feel that they've lost their masculine identity after prostate cancer treatment, they are more likely to feel distress about erectile dysfunction (ED) according to American researchers.
In addition, the way a man's partner perceives their marital affection can have an effect.
For the study, 75 couples completed questionnaires with information about erectile function, sexual bother, diminished masculine identity, and marital affection. The men in the couples had been treated for localized prostate cancer.
The researchers found that diminished masculinity after treatment affected sexual bother and that this connection was stronger when man's partner perceived less marital affection.
The study was published recently in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. For more details, please click here.
We'd like to spotlight another take home message from the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine held in August: Sexually Transmitted Infections. This presentation was prepared by Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, MD, FACS of the UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School, VA New Jersey Health Care System, and Hackensack University Medical Center. It focuses on different types of bacterial vaginosis, HIV and its complications, and the ways PDE5i medications interact with antiretroviral and recreational drugs.
To see the entire list of take home messages, please click here.