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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325535/age-is-just-a-number-wpath-affiliated-surgeons-experiences-and-attitudes-toward-vaginoplasty-in-transgender-females-under-18-years-of-age-in-the-united-states
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Christine Milrod, Dan H Karasic
BACKGROUND: A rising number of female-affirmed transgender adolescents are being treated with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues and subsequently cross-sex hormones at early or mid-puberty, with vaginoplasty as the presumed final step in their physical transition. But, despite the minimum age of 18 years defining eligibility to undergo this irreversible procedure, anecdotal reports have shown that vaginoplasties are being performed on minors by surgeons in the United States, thereby contravening the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) standards of care (SOC)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325536/self-reported-neuropathic-pain-characteristics-of-women-with-provoked-vulvar-pain-a-preliminary-investigation
#2
Emma Dargie, Ian Gilron, Caroline F Pukall
BACKGROUND: Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is a common chronic genital pain condition affecting approximately 12% of premenopausal women. Although parallels have been drawn between PVD and neuropathic pain (NP), no studies have examined self-reported NP characteristics in PVD. AIM: To explore pain symptoms that resemble NP reported by those with PVD and compare responses with those with an established NP condition. METHODS: Women with provoked vulvar pain (PVP; n = 65) completed online questionnaires designed to assess characteristics of NP...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284633/on-mesh-setting-equivalences-between-female-and-male-genitalia
#3
Safieh Shah, Guillermo Martínez Pérez
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March 8, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268155/functional-variations-in-the-nos3-gene-are-associated-with-erectile-dysfunction-susceptibility-age-of-onset-and-severity-in-a-han-chinese-population
#4
Bo Yang, Liangren Liu, Zhufeng Peng, Dongliang Lu, Zhengju Ren, Shengzuo Liu, Xiling Yang, Jian Liao, Qiang Dong
BACKGROUND: Impaired function of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) is involved in the pathologic processes of erectile dysfunction (ED), and three functional polymorphisms (G894T, T-786C, and a tandem repeat of 27 bp in intron 4) in the NOS3 gene, which encodes eNOS, are associated with the clinical characteristics of ED in several populations. AIM: To investigate the effect of these variations of NOS3 on ED phenotypes and the response to sildenafil in a Han Chinese population...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259502/development-and-initial-validation-of-the-beliefs-about-sexual-functioning-scale-a-gender-invariant-measure
#5
Patrícia M Pascoal, Maria-João Alvarez, Cicero Roberto Pereira, Pedro Nobre
BACKGROUND: Past research on cognitive models of sexual functioning has focused on sexual beliefs as an important vulnerability factor for sexual dysfunction. However, the existing measurements of sexual beliefs are lengthy and entangle beliefs about sexual functioning with moral beliefs and ideas about sexuality. Furthermore, they have female and male versions, which does not allow for sex comparisons or dyadic research with heterosexual couples. AIM: To describe the development and validation of the Beliefs About Sexual Functioning Scale (BASEF), which assesses beliefs about sexual functioning in men and women...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258953/sexual-pleasure-and-function-coital-trauma-and-sex-behaviors-after-voluntary-medical-male-circumcision-among-men-in-the-dominican-republic
#6
Maximo O Brito, Shaveta Khosla, Sheewin Pananookooln, Paul J Fleming, Leonel Lerebours, Yeycy Donastorg, Robert C Bailey
BACKGROUND: Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is effective in decreasing the risk of HIV acquisition. As men resume sexual activity after circumcision, it will be important to study their satisfaction with the procedure, sexual pleasure and function, coital trauma, and risk compensation (RC), which can hamper or facilitate the long-term success of VMMC programs. AIM: To assess men's satisfaction with VMMC, sexual pleasure and function, coital trauma, and RC after VMMC...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258955/inhibition-of-cyclic-gmp-export-by-multidrug-resistance-protein-4-a-new-strategy-to-treat-erectile-dysfunction
#7
Charlotte Boydens, Bart Pauwels, Laura Vanden Daele, Johan Van de Voorde
BACKGROUND: Intracellular cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) concentrations are regulated by degradation enzymes (phosphodiesterases) and by active transport across the plasma membrane by multidrug resistance proteins (MRPs) 4 and 5. AIM: To evaluate the functional effect of MRP-4 inhibition and the role of MRP-4-mediated cGMP export in mouse corpora cavernosa. METHODS: Isometric tension of mouse corpora cavernosa was measured after cumulative addition of MK-571, an inhibitor of MRP-4, or sildenafil, a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258954/prevalence-and-predicting-factors-for-commonly-neglected-sexual-side-effects-to-external-beam-radiation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer
#8
Anders Frey, Christian Pedersen, Henriette Lindberg, Rasmus Bisbjerg, Jens Sønksen, Mikkel Fode
INTRODUCTION: Changes in sexual function other than erectile dysfunction are sparsely investigated after radiation therapy for prostate cancer. AIM: To investigate orgasmic dysfunction, urinary incontinence during sexual activity, changes in penile morphology, and sensory disturbances in the penis in patients with prostate cancer treated with external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT). METHODS: In February 2015, men treated with EBRT at our center 3 months to 5 years previously (N = 519) received a study-specific questionnaire...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258952/in-situ-activation-of-penile-progenitor-cells-with-low-intensity-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy
#9
Guiting Lin, Amanda B Reed-Maldonado, Bohan Wang, Yung-Chin Lee, Jun Zhou, Zhihua Lu, Guifang Wang, Lia Banie, Tom F Lue
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that progenitor cells, or stem cells, exist within penile tissue. We hypothesized that acoustic wave stimulation by low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT) would activate local stem or progenitor cells within the penis, producing regenerative effects. AIMS: To study the feasibility of in situ penile progenitor cell activation by Li-ESWT. METHODS: We performed a cohort analysis of young and middle-age male Sprague-Dawley rats treated with 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine (EdU) pulse followed by Li-ESWT...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238684/-macho-beliefs-moderate-the-association-between-negative-sexual-episodes-and-activation-of-incompetence-schemas-in-sexual-context-in-gay-and-heterosexual-men
#10
Maria Manuela Peixoto, Pedro Nobre
BACKGROUND: Despite the existence of conceptual models of sexual dysfunction based on cognitive theory, few studies have tested the role of vulnerability factors such as sexual beliefs as moderators of the activation of cognitive schemas in response to negative sexual events. AIM: To test the moderator role of dysfunctional sexual beliefs in the association between the frequency of negative sexual episodes and the activation of incompetence schemas in gay and heterosexual men...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202323/cumulative-adverse-childhood-experiences-and-sexual-satisfaction-in-sex-therapy-patients-what-role-for-symptom-complexity
#11
Noémie Bigras, Natacha Godbout, Martine Hébert, Stéphane Sabourin
INTRODUCTION: Patients consulting for sexual difficulties frequently present additional personal or relational disorders and symptoms. This is especially the case when they have experienced cumulative adverse childhood experiences (CACEs), which are associated with symptom complexity. CACEs refer to the extent to which an individual has experienced an accumulation of different types of adverse childhood experiences including sexual, physical, and psychological abuse; neglect; exposure to inter-parental violence; and bullying...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202322/sexual-health-competencies-for-undergraduate-medical-education-in-north-america
#12
Carey Roth Bayer, Kristen L Eckstrand, Gail Knudson, Jean Koehler, Scott Leibowitz, Perry Tsai, Jamie L Feldman
INTRODUCTION: The number of hours spent teaching sexual health content and skills in medical education continues to decrease despite the increase in sexual health issues faced by patients across the lifespan. In 2012 and 2014, experts across sexuality disciplines convened for the Summits on Medical School Education and Sexual Health to strategize and recommend approaches to improve sexual health education in medical education systems and practice settings. One of the summit recommendations was to develop sexual health competencies that could be implemented in undergraduate medical education curricula...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202321/anxiety-and-depression-among-sexual-minority-women-and-men-in-sweden-is-the-risk-equally-spread-within-the-sexual-minority-population
#13
Charlotte Björkenstam, Emma Björkenstam, Gunnar Andersson, Susan Cochran, Kyriaki Kosidou
INTRODUCTION: Sexual minority individuals have a higher risk of anxiety and depression compared with heterosexuals. However, whether the higher risk is spread equally across the sexual minority population is not clear. AIM: To investigate the association between sexual orientation and self-reported current anxiety and a history of diagnosis of depression, paying particular attention to possible subgroup differences in risks within the sexual minority population, stratified by sex and to examine participants' history of medical care for anxiety disorders and depression...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202320/the-women-s-empower-survey-identifying-women-s-perceptions-on-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy-and-its-treatment
#14
Sheryl A Kingsberg, Michael Krychman, Shelli Graham, Brian Bernick, Sebastian Mirkin
INTRODUCTION: Vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) affects up to two thirds of postmenopausal women, but most symptomatic women do not receive prescription therapy. AIM: To evaluate postmenopausal women's perceptions of VVA and treatment options for symptoms in the Women's EMPOWER survey. METHODS: The Rose Research firm conducted an internet survey of female consumers provided by Lightspeed Global Market Insite. Women at least 45 years of age who reported symptoms of VVA and residing in the United States were recruited...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202319/the-women-s-empower-survey-women-s-knowledge-and-awareness-of-treatment-options-for-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy-remains-inadequate
#15
Michael Krychman, Shelli Graham, Brian Bernick, Sebastian Mirkin, Sheryl A Kingsberg
INTRODUCTION: Postmenopausal women's knowledge about vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) and available treatment options has historically been inadequate. Recent direct-to-consumer marketing and educational efforts would have been expected to increase awareness and treatment options. AIM: To compare results of the Women's EMPOWER survey with other available VVA surveys to assess progress in women's understanding and approaches to treatment of VVA. METHODS: The Women's EMPOWER survey, an internet-based survey of US women with VVA symptoms, assessed women's awareness of VVA and their behaviors and attitudes associated with symptom treatment...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189563/bp101-peptide-promotes-female-sexual-receptivity-in-the-rat
#16
Alexander Andreev-Andrievskiy, Mikhail Lomonosov, Anfisa Popova, Evgeniia Lagereva, Pierre Clément, Ramiz Salimov, Dmitriy Golikov
INTRODUCTION: Low sexual desire is a frequent sexual problem in women, with only one drug for the condition approved by the Food and Drug Administration. AIM: To evaluate the ability of a novel synthetic peptide, BP101, to facilitate sexual behavior after intranasal administration or infusion into certain brain areas in female rats. METHODS: Bilaterally ovariectomized female rats, primed with a suboptimal combination of estradiol benzoate (EB) and progesterone, were used as a model of low sexual motivation...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189562/it-takes-two-sexual-communication-patterns-and-the-sexual-and-relational-adjustment-of-couples-coping-with-provoked-vestibulodynia
#17
Kate M Rancourt, Michelle Flynn, Sophie Bergeron, Natalie O Rosen
INTRODUCTION: Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is a prevalent vulvovaginal pain condition that is associated with sexual and relational consequences for women and their partners. Greater perceived quality of sexual communication has been associated with women's lower pain during intercourse and with couples' better sexual and relational well-being. Whether couples' collaborative (eg, expressing feelings or problem solving) and negative (eg, withdrawing or criticizing) sexual communication patterns (SCPs) are differentially associated with couples' adjustment to PVD is unknown...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162947/fty720-supplementation-partially-improves-erectile-dysfunction-in-rats-with-streptozotocin-induced-type-1-diabetes-through-inhibition-of-endothelial-dysfunction-and-corporal-fibrosis
#18
Kai Cui, Yajun Ruan, Tao Wang, Ke Rao, Zhong Chen, Shaogang Wang, Jihong Liu
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) seriously affects their quality of life. However, these patients show a poor effect rate for oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. Thus, new treatment methods are urgently needed. Fingolimod hydrochloride (FTY720) was approved in 2010 for the treatment of patients with the relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis. AIM: To investigate whether FTY720 supplementation could ameliorate ED induced by DM (DMED)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143716/sexual-distress-and-sexual-problems-during-pregnancy-associations-with-sexual-and-relationship-satisfaction
#19
Sarah A Vannier, Natalie O Rosen
INTRODUCTION: Sexual problems are common during pregnancy, but the proportion of pregnant women who experience sexual distress is unknown. In non-pregnant samples, sexual distress is associated with lower sexual and relationship satisfaction. AIM: To identify the proportion of women experiencing sexual distress during pregnancy and to compare the sexual and relationship satisfaction of women who report sexual distress during pregnancy with that of women without distress...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130018/the-relationship-between-self-reported-sexually-explicit-media-consumption-and-sexual-risk-behaviors-among-men-who-have-sex-with%C3%A2-men-in-china
#20
Yin Xu, Yong Zheng, Qazi Rahman
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have indicated that viewing sexually explicit media (SEM) might be associated with sexual risk behaviors in men who have sex with men (MSM). However, most prior research has not explored this association cross-culturally or the potential influence that important covariates might have on the association. AIM: To explore the association between self-reports of viewing SEM depicting various sexual risk behaviors and engagement in sexual risk behaviors after controlling for relevant covariates in MSM in China...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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