The SMSNA supports the collection of data by vetting and approving survey instruments on a variety of topics related to sexual medicine. Surveys are vetted by the Educational Projects Committee, which uses the criteria established by the Journal of Sexual Medicine for evaluating the content and the instrument itself.

Active Surveys

Infection Prophylaxis Practices in Penile Prosthesis Surgery: Real-Life Scenario Analysis

Disseminated by: Faysal Yafi, MD, FRCSC - University of California-Irvine

Who will this survey be distributed to?
All SMSNA Members

Who should take this survey?
Doctors, Residents, Fellows or Early Career Professionals

Collection Dates: April 15, 2024 - June 23, 2024

This survey aims to comprehensively evaluate the current infection prophylaxis practices employed in penile prosthesis surgery, considering various clinical scenarios. Specifically, it seeks to identify the common protocols, antibiotics of choice, duration of treatment, antifungals prescription, and strategies for managing patients with penicillin allergies. Through this assessment, the study aims to highlight potential areas for improvement in infection prophylaxis protocols and contribute to enhancing patient outcomes in penile prosthesis surgery.


SMSNA Survey Dissemination

The option to disseminate a survey is a benefit of SMSNA membership. If you are a member of SMSNA, below are the guidelines for initiating a request and the process by which a survey is vetted and approved. This process is meant to facilitate fair and objective handling of all requests. Please allow up to 2-weeks for consideration.

If you are a nonprofit or an industry representative and want to disseminate a survey, please contact the SMSNA Executive Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Process: Any survey proposed for dissemination to the SMSNA membership, including those surveys developed by Committees on behalf of the SMSNA, will requires the following:

  • Submission of a request (see link to the request form below)
  • Review and approval decision by the Educational Projects Committee
  • If the committee suggests revisions, these will need to be addressed prior to dissemination
  • If survey dissemination time frame exceeds 3-months, full Board approval is required
  • Acknowledgement that the results of a survey may not be recognized as a response on behalf of the Association on any specific topic


  • Active surveys will be listed on a dedicated webpage on including the survey title, description,  target population to take the survey, and collection dates.
  • Each approved survey will be promoted via SMSNA emailings and on social media (two times each) with a link to the survey webpage on Surveys will not be distributed via any dedicated email. 


  • There is no cost for SMSNA members. 

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