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.
The SMSNA is proud to recognize its very own Dr. Rachel Rubin for her continued efforts in advocating for female sexual health care and research. This past month, Dr. Rubin was featured in both The New York Times and PBS News Hour to discuss her profession not only as a urologist, but also as a clitoris expert. When asked about the recent boost in exposure for the clitoris in mainstream media, Dr. Rubin stated, “It’s so exciting that female sexual medicine is getting some much-needed press.”
Dr. Bruno Nascimento discussed the evaluation of penile deformity in patients with Peyronie’s disease (PD) using 3D penile reconstruction imaging today at the ISSM/SMSNA Scientific Meeting on Sexual Medicine. He explained the feasibility and accuracy of 3D imaging as an assessment tool for PD, both of which were high according to a recent study of 4 PD patients undergoing penile surgery.
During the Surgery Abstracts session at the joint ISSM/SMSNA Scientific Meeting, Dr. Irwin Goldstein presented on an algorithm on the multidisciplinary step-care management and the outcomes of Tarlov cyst spine surgery for patients with persistent genital arousal disorder/genito-pelvic dysesthesia (PGAD/GPD). The management algorithm included the following steps: