Genito-pelvic pain is a health issue that affects women around the world, and it can have a negative impact on their sexual functioning. Experts in the field of female sexual dysfunction may characterize genito-pelvic pain in women as dyspareunia (i.e., painful sex, including superficial and deep dyspareunia), or as vaginismus (i.e., muscle spasms around the vagina caused by a hypertonic pelvic floor).
Peyronie’s disease (PD) is characterized by the formation of fibrous, inflexible plaques within the tunica albuginea of the penile corpus cavernosum. These plaques can cause pain, penile bending during erections, and/or penile deformities such as an hourglass shape in an erect penis. Severe PD can lead to complications such as painful intercourse, the inability to have intercourse due to the severity of the curve of the penis, and erectile dysfunction (ED).
Advanced practice providers (APPs) play an important role in urology, particularly in the sphere of men’s sexual health. An ageing workforce and patient population, a shortage of practicing urologists, the expansion of the Medicare pool, and the increased incidence of urologic conditions all contribute to a gap in urologic care that APPs can help bridge.
This afternoon Dr. Daniel Watter presented research on the possible psychological factors at play with regards to problematic pornography use and sexual dysfunction in men. A controversial topic in sexual medicine, some researchers staunchly assert that pornography use cannot contribute to sexual dysfunction, while others insist that problematic pornography use can increase a person’s risk of experiencing sexual difficulties.
Today at the SMSNA’s Annual Scientific Program at AUA, five penile implant experts spoke on common complications from inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) placement in the session “Avoiding & Handling IPP Disasters.” Dr. Daniar Osmonov spoke on glans necrosis, Dr. Chris Love addressed significant bleeding, Dr. Rafael Carrion shared information on purulent drainage from a distal incision, Dr. Paul Perito talked about a ventral penile malleable implant case gone wrong, and Dr. David Ralph discussed erosion.
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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that affects men all around the world, yet many men feel embarrassed or reluctant to talk about it. All too often, they suffer in silence for years without getting the treatment that could greatly improve their self-confidence, sexual well-being, and overall quality of life.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that not only affects a man, it also affects his sexual partner(s). As with many things related to one’s sexual health, ED can be a sensitive subject, and one that is not necessarily easy to broach in conversation.
The inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP), or penile implant, is a transformative device that can help men with chronic erectile dysfunction (ED) regain their erections and improve their sexual health. Its ease of use, high satisfaction rates, and reliable long-lasting results make it a natural treatment option for men who are struggling with ED.
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Comprehensive sexual health education has many benefits including reducing the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as the number of unplanned pregnancies.
An experienced advanced practice provider (APP) in the field of sexual medicine may have several strategies for providing quality sexual health care to patients. However, an APP at the start of their career or one who is working in another field of medicine may find it helpful to have a few techniques for overcoming barriers for providing sexual health care.