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Journal of Sexual Medicine

Leonard R Derogatis, Michael Sand, Richard Balon, Raymond Rosen, Sharon J Parish
INTRODUCTION: A nomenclature is defined as a classification system for assigning names or terms in a scientific discipline. A nosology more specifically provides a scientific classification system for diseases or disorders. Historically, the nosologic system informing female sexual dysfunction (FSD) has been the system developed by the American Psychiatric Association in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III through DSM-5). Experts have recognized limitations of its use in clinical practice, including concerns that the DSM-5 system does not adequately reflect the spectrum and presentation of FSD...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Heather L Gelhorn, Amit R Bodhani, Louisa S Wahala, Chris Sexton, Amanda Landrian, Michael G Miller, Leonard Derogatis, Adrian Dobs, Dennis A Revicki
INTRODUCTION: Hypogonadism in men is often associated with poor libido, erectile dysfunction, irritability, fatigue, and psychological and relationship problems. Many of these symptoms can be best assessed through patient report. The 28-item Hypogonadism Impact of Symptoms Questionnaire (HIS-Q) was developed to evaluate hypogonadism symptoms in men with low testosterone in the context of clinical trials. AIM: To develop a briefer version of the HIS-Q that could be practical for use in treatment settings...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Raymond Fung, Miriam Hellstern-Layefsky, Camille Tastenhoye, Iliana Lega, Leah Steele
INTRODUCTION: Spironolactone and cyproterone acetate (CPA) are the two main antiandrogen medications used in feminizing hormone therapy in transgender women. Previous studies have suggested that these two agents might have opposite effects on high-density lipoprotein (HDL) level when used in this context, and limited data have suggested CPA increases prolactin more than spironolactone. AIM: To compare the effects of spironolactone and CPA on HDL and prolactin serum concentrations in transgender women...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Paul Neuville, Nicolas Morel-Journel, Delphine Maucourt-Boulch, Alain Ruffion, Philippe Paparel, Jean-Etienne Terrier
INTRODUCTION: The creation of a neophallus is a complex surgery that must meet functional and esthetic requirements. It is a long and demanding surgical process whose final stage consists of the implantation of a rigid or inflatable material that can be used to reproduce an erection. Data in the literature are scarce, with only the pioneering series present, which includes the use of the first devices and techniques. AIM: To report the outcome of patients with phalloplasty after implantation of erectile implants using standardized surgical techniques and the use of recent prosthesis types with or without a vascular graft...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Behzad S Khorashad, Zahra Aghili, Baudewijntje P C Kreukels, Mehran Hiradfar, Ghasem M Roshan, Mozhgan Afkhamizadeh, Mohammad Reza Abbaszadegan, Nosrat Ghaemi, Behnaz Khazai, Peggy Cohen Kettenis
INTRODUCTION: Few studies exist on the psychosexual outcome of homogeneous groups of individuals with 5α-reductase deficiency type 2 (5α-RD-2) and the relation between gender changes and parental hostile and benevolent sexism, which are two components of ambivalent sexism that assume a stereotypical approach toward women in an overtly negative way or a chivalrous, seemingly positive way. AIM: To report on the psychosexual outcome of individuals with 5α-RD-2 and to investigate its relation to the level of parental sexism in a relatively large sample of Iranians with 5α-RD-2...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Heather L Gelhorn, Ebony Dashiell-Aje, Michael G Miller, Leonard R DeRogatis, Adrian Dobs, Allen D Seftel, Stanley E Althof, Meryl Brod, Dennis A Revicki
INTRODUCTION: The Hypogonadism Impact of Symptoms Questionnaire (HIS-Q) is a patient-reported outcome measurement designed to comprehensively evaluate the symptoms of hypogonadism and to detect changes in these symptoms in response to treatment. AIM: To conduct item analysis and reduction, evaluate the psychometric properties of the HIS-Q, and provide guidance on interpreting the instrument score. METHODS: A 12-week observational, longitudinal study of hypogonadal men was conducted...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Elisa Maseroli, Egidia Fanni, Sarah Cipriani, Irene Scavello, Francesca Pampaloni, Cesare Battaglia, Massimiliano Fambrini, Edoardo Mannucci, Emmanuele A Jannini, Mario Maggi, Linda Vignozzi
INTRODUCTION: The relation between sexual and cardiovascular health in women is not well defined. Clitoral color Doppler ultrasound (CDU) with assessment of the pulsatility index (PI), reflecting resistance to blood flow, has been proposed as an objective measurement of sexual functioning. AIM: To investigate associations between clitoral PI and cardiometabolic risk factors, sexual and intrapsychic parameters, and self-perception of body image. METHODS: Seventy-one adult heterosexual women in a stable relationship attending our clinic for sexual dysfunction were consecutively recruited...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Chelsea D Kilimnik, Cindy M Meston
INTRODUCTION: Women's sexuality is influenced by their perceptions of their bodies. Negative body appraisals have been implicated in the development and maintenance of sexual concerns in women with a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). The sexuality of these women is often expressed in extremes of approach and avoidant sexual tendencies, which have been related to the sexual inhibition and sexual excitation pathways of the dual control model. AIM: To test the influence of body esteem on the sexual excitation and inhibition responses of women with and without a history of CSA...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Sheryl A Kingsberg, Leonard Derogatis, James A Simon, Ginger D Constantine, Shelli Graham, Brian Bernick, Gina Gasper, Sebastian Mirkin
INTRODUCTION: TX-004HR is an investigational, applicator-free, vaginal soft gel capsule containing low-dose solubilized 17β-estradiol. The phase 3, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, multicenter REJOICE trial has shown TX-004HR to be safe and effective for the treatment of moderate to severe dyspareunia in postmenopausal women with vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA). AIM: To evaluate the effect of TX-004HR on female sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women with VVA...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Douglas G Ridyard, Elizabeth A Phillips, William Vincent, Ricardo Munarriz
INTRODUCTION: Ischemic priapism is an uncommon urologic emergency characterized by a compartment syndrome-like ischemic insult to the corpora cavernosa of the penis. The goal of treatment in ischemic priapism is rapid detumescence to prevent long-term erectile dysfunction. Non-surgical treatment options include aspiration, irrigation, and intracavernous injections of sympathomimetic agents. At our institution, phenylephrine is used in the treatment of ischemic priapism at concentrations and doses that are higher than those recommended in established guidelines...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Ali Ben Charif, Anne-Déborah Bouhnik, Blandine Courbiere, Dominique Rey, Marie Préau, Marc-Karim Bendiane, Patrick Peretti-Watel, Julien Mancini
INTRODUCTION: A discussion about sexuality should become a routine part of the personalized care pathway for patients with cancer. AIM: To assess rates of patient discussion about sexuality with health care providers after cancer. METHODS: We used data from the representative French nationwide 2012 VICAN survey, which included 4,349 adults 18 to 82 years old who were still alive 2 years after diagnosis at 12 cancer sites. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Self-reported rates of discussion about sexuality with health care providers were assessed, and associated factors were tested after systematic adjustment for a sexual health indicator (created from six items of the Relationship and Sexuality Scale)...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Justin D Arnold, Eleanor P Sarkodie, Megan E Coleman, Deborah A Goldstein
INTRODUCTION: One of the most serious known adverse effects of feminizing cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT) is venous thromboembolism (VTE); however, no study has assessed the incidence of VTE from the hormone therapies used in the United States because previous publications on this topic have originated in Europe. CSHT in the United States typically includes estradiol with the antiandrogen spironolactone, whereas in Europe estradiol is prescribed with the progestin cyproterone acetate...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Kathryn E Flynn, Li Lin, Deborah Watkins Bruner, Jill M Cyranowski, Elizabeth A Hahn, Diana D Jeffery, Jennifer Barsky Reese, Bryce B Reeve, Rebecca A Shelby, Kevin P Weinfurt
INTRODUCTION: Discussions about sexual health are uncommon in clinical encounters, despite the sexual dysfunction associated with many common health conditions. Understanding of the importance of sexual health and sexual satisfaction in U.S. adults is limited. AIM: To provide epidemiologic data on the importance of sexual health for quality of life and people's satisfaction with their sex lives and to examine how each is associated with demographic and health factors...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Nicole Prause, Lambert Kuang, Peter Lee, Geoffrey Miller
INTRODUCTION: Most women report that clitoral stimulation is an integral aspect of their orgasm experience. Thus, recent claims that vaginal stimulation and vaginally generated orgasms are superior to clitoral stimulation and clitorally generated orgasms pathologize most women and maintain a clitoral vs vaginal dichotomy that might not accurately reflect the complexity of women's sexual experience. AIM: To have women report on their experienced source of orgasm, including combinations of vaginal and clitoral stimulation, the solo or partnered context of the stimulation, and the intensity of the orgasms from different sources and to predict indicators of mental health and sexual health using the orgasm source...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Tim C van de Grift, Baudewijntje P C Kreukels, Lian Elfering, Müjde Özer, Mark-Bram Bouman, Marlon E Buncamper, Jan Maerten Smit, Margriet G Mullender
INTRODUCTION: Transmen are generally dissatisfied with their breasts and often opt for mastectomy. However, little is known about the specific effects of this procedure on this group's body image. AIM: To prospectively assess the effect of mastectomy on the body image of transmen, including cognitive, emotional, and behavioral aspects. METHODS: During a 10-month period, all transmen applying for mastectomy were invited to participate in this study...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Atefe Abdolmanafi, Richard Glynn Owens, Sam Winter, Reza Ghorban Jahromi, Maria Manuela Peixoto, Pedro Nobre
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have demonstrated the role of sexual dysfunctional beliefs, negative automatic thoughts, and emotional responses in relation to sexual functioning. Nevertheless, no studies seem to have evaluated the role of these cognitive-emotional factors in determining sexual dissatisfaction. AIM: To test a cognitive-emotional model of sexual dissatisfaction in women. METHODS: In total, 207 women answered questionnaires assessing sexual dissatisfaction and cognitive and emotional variables that might affect sexual dissatisfaction...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Ruud C Wortel, Floris J Pos, Wilma D Heemsbergen, Luca Incrocci
INTRODUCTION: Hypofractionated radiotherapy could increase the radiobiological tumor dose for localized prostate cancer. The effects of hypofractionation on sexual function are not well known. AIM: To compare sexual function in patients with prostate cancer treated with 78 Gy in 39 fractions of 2 Gy or 64.6 Gy in 19 fractions of 3.4 Gy. METHODS: In total, 820 men with intermediate- to high-risk T1b-T4NX-0MX-0 prostate cancer were enrolled in the phase III HYPRO trial (2007-2010) and randomized to conventional fractionation (39 × 2 Gy) or hypofractionation (19 × 3...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Tariq S Hakky, Taylor P Kohn, Ranjith Ramasamy
The Surgical Techniques Section is sponsored in part by Coloplast.
October 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Yajun Ruan, Mingchao Li, Tao Wang, Jun Yang, Ke Rao, Shaogang Wang, Weiming Yang, Jihong Liu, Zhangqun Ye
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October 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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