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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624933/effects-of-vaginal-lubricants-on-in-vitro-progressive-spermatozoa-motility
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Stacey L Wilson, Jamila K Adam, Suresh Babu Naidu Krishna
Vaginal lubricants are used to solve intercourse difficulties or as sexual enhancers, but recent reports raise questions about their safety in terms of fertility. In this study, twenty semen samples were tested against commercially available vaginal lubricants for progressive spermatozoa motility and vitality with varying exposure time intervals. Results showed that the vaginal lubricant which least affected progressive spermatozoa motility was the oil-based vaginal lubricant, which kept the mean percentage of progressive spermatozoa motility within the minimum normal range of 32%, following 60 minutes of exposure...
September 2017: African Journal of Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537491/pilot-study-of-a-multimodal-intervention-to-enhance-sexual-function-in-survivors-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Areej El-Jawahri, Sarah R Fishman, Julie Vanderklish, Don S Dizon, Nicole Pensak, Lara Traeger, Joseph A Greer, Elyse R Park, Netana Markovitz, Lauren Waldman, Chrisa Hunnewell, Meredith Saylor, Jessica Driscoll, Zhigang Li, Thomas R Spitzer, Steven McAfee, Yi-Bin Chen, Jennifer S Temel
BACKGROUND: Although sexual dysfunction is common after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT), interventions to address sexual function are lacking. METHODS: We conducted a pilot study to assess the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a multimodal intervention to address sexual dysfunction in allogeneic HCT survivors. Transplant clinicians screened HCT survivors ≥3 months post-HCT for sexual dysfunction causing distress. Those who screened positive attended monthly visits with a trained transplant clinician who: 1) performed an assessment of the causes of sexual dysfunction; 2) educated and empowered the patient to address his or her sexual concerns; and 3) implemented therapeutic interventions targeting the patient's needs...
March 14, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438648/managing-menopausal-symptoms-after-cancer-an-evidence-based-approach-for-primary-care
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Jennifer L Marino, Helen C McNamara, Martha Hickey
Impaired ovarian function and menopausal symptoms are common after cancer treatment. Menopausal symptoms often occur at an earlier age in women with cancer, and may be more severe than in natural menopause; they may be the most persistent and troubling sequelae of cancer. A third of female patients with cancer report dissatisfaction with the quality and length of physician-patient discussions about reproductive health, including menopause. Systemic menopausal hormone therapy is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, but it is not suitable for all patients after cancer - where it is unsuitable, alternative effective non-hormonal treatments are available...
February 19, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419532/management-of-menopausal-symptoms-for-women-who-are-at-high-risk-of-thrombosis
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Joann V Pinkerton, Andra H James
For women at elevated risk of thrombosis, clinicians are challenged to relieve menopausal symptoms without increasing the risk of thrombosis. Oral menopausal hormone therapy increases the risk of venous thromboembolism by 2-fold to 3-fold. Observational studies suggest less thrombotic risk with transdermal therapies and with progesterone over synthetic progestogens (progestins), but the data are limited. Beneficial nonpharmacologic therapies include cognitive behavioral therapy and clinical hypnosis, whereas beneficial nonhormonal pharmacologic therapies include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors...
February 6, 2018: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364367/new-therapeutic-option-in-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-pilot-study-using-microablative-fractional-radiofrequency
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Márcia Farina Kamilos, Celso Luiz Borrelli
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical response of patients with symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause after application of microablative fractional radiofrequency in the vagina and vaginal introitus. METHODS: Fourteen patients with symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause underwent three applications of microablative fractional radiofrequency with a 30-day interval, using the Wavetronic 6000HF-FRAXX device and a fractional vaginal electrode. The questionnaires World Health Organization Quality of Life (for quality of life evaluation), Female Sexual Function Index and Quality of Life Adapted Questionnaire in the Domain of Sexual Satisfaction (for sexual function and satisfaction evaluation) were administered before and after the applications (30 to 60 days after the last procedure), in addition to the satisfaction questionnaire after procedure...
October 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297781/internet-based-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-realizes-long-term-improvement-in-the-sexual-functioning-and-body-image-of-breast-cancer-survivors
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Susanna B Hummel, Jacques J D M van Lankveld, Hester S A Oldenburg, Daniela E E Hahn, Jacobien M Kieffer, Miranda A Gerritsma, Marianne A Kuenen, Nina Bijker, Paul J Borgstein, Gijsbert Heuff, Alexander M F Lopes Cardozo, Peter W Plaisier, Herman Rijna, Suzan van der Meij, Eric J van Dulken, Bart C Vrouenraets, Eva Broomans, Neil K Aaronson
The study aim was to evaluate the long-term efficacy of Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for sexual dysfunctions in 84 breast cancer survivors. The positive effects of the intervention on overall sexual functioning, sexual desire, sexual arousal, vaginal lubrication, discomfort during sex, sexual distress, and body image observed immediately posttreatment were maintained at three- and nine-month follow-ups. Although sexual pleasure decreased during follow-up, it did not return to baseline levels...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285596/differential-diagnostics-of-female-sexual-fluids-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Zlatko Pastor, Roman Chmel
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Women expel various kinds of fluids during sexual activities. These are manifestations of sexual arousal and orgasm or coital incontinence. This study is aimed at suggesting a diagnostic scheme to differentiate among these phenomena. METHODS: Web of Science and Ovid (MEDLINE) databases were systematically searched from 1950 to 2017 for articles on various fluid expulsion phenomena in women during sexual activities, which contain relevant information on sources and composition of the expelled fluids...
December 28, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202940/genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-management-strategies-for-the-clinician
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REVIEW
Stephanie S Faubion, Richa Sood, Ekta Kapoor
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), previously known as atrophic vaginitis or vulvovaginal atrophy, affects more than half of postmenopausal women. Caused by low estrogen levels after menopause, it results in bothersome symptoms, including vaginal dryness, itching, dyspareunia, urinary urgency and increased frequency, and urinary tract infections. Even though women with GSM can have sexual dysfunction that interferes with partner relationships, women are often embarrassed to seek treatment, and health care professionals do not always actively screen for GSM...
December 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140150/radiotherapy-for-cervical-cancer-impact-on-the-vaginal-epithelium-and-sexual-function
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Alexandra Hofsjö, Karin Bergmark, Bo Blomgren, Helen Jahren, Nina Bohm-Starke
BACKGROUND: Women who have been treated for cervical cancer have persistent changes in their sexual function, which result in considerable distress. The aim of this study was to investigate the morphology of the vaginal epithelium in cervical cancer survivors treated with radiotherapy and its correlation to serum levels of sex steroid hormones and sexual function. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included 34 patients treated for cervical cancer with radiotherapy and 37 healthy age-matched control women scheduled for benign gynecological surgery...
November 15, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082366/women-s-orgasm-obstacles-a-qualitative-study
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Maryam Nekoolaltak, Zohreh Keshavarz, Masoumeh Simbar, Ali Mohammad Nazari, Ahmad Reza Baghestani
BACKGROUND: Woman's orgasm plays a vital role in sexual compatibility and marital satisfaction. Orgasm in women is a learnable phenomenon that is influenced by several factors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is exploring obstacles to orgasm in Iranian married women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This qualitative study with directed content analysis approach was conducted in 2015-2016, on 20 Iranian married women who were individually interviewed at two medical clinics in Tehran, Iran...
August 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067688/the-evidence-for-laser-treatments-to-the-vulvo-vagina-making-sure-we-do-not-repeat-past-mistakes
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REVIEW
Sophia Song, Aaron Budden, Asha Short, Erin Nesbitt-Hawes, Rebecca Deans, Jason Abbott
Following menopause, up to 49% of women will experience genitourinary symptoms such as vaginal itching, dryness, dyspareunia and incontinence as a result of oestrogen deficiency. Treatments such as vaginal lubricants and moisturisers only temporarily relieve symptoms, while local oestrogen treatments are often unacceptable or unsafe for many women. Recently, a novel laser treatment has been proposed as a non-invasive, long-term solution to vulvo-vaginal and urinary symptoms. While preliminary histological results have been promising, its therapeutic, clinical effect has yet to be determined...
October 25, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023137/sexual-vs-nonsexual-currently-most-upsetting-trauma-a-fresh-look-at-attenuation-of-sexual-response-alcohol-intoxication-and-post-traumatic-stress
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Elizabeth R Bird, Martin Seehuus, Julia R Heiman, Kelly Cue Davis, Jeanette Norris, William H George
This study examined the dependence of sexual response (vaginal pulse amplitude [VPA] and subjective sexual arousal) on alcohol intoxication (.10% breath alcohol concentration [BrAC] versus no alcohol) and the nature of a woman's currently most upsetting traumatic event (C-MUTE), whether it was sexual (e.g., rape) or nonsexual (e.g., combat). Self-reported sexual outcomes were also compared by C-MUTE type. A total of 117 women completed background measures and either drank alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877113/sexual-experiences-of-chinese-patients-living-with-an-ostomy
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Xiaomei Zhu, Yongyi Chen, Xinhui Tang, Yupan Chen, Yangyu Liu, Wei Guo, Aizhong Liu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the sexual experience of Chinese patients with ostomy and associated factors. DESIGN: A prospective descriptive study using self-report questionnaires. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: Seventy-five Chinese participants who underwent ostomy surgery in a large cancer specialist hospital in the Hunan province between 2008 and 2013. METHODS: Data were collected face-to-face by the investigators in an outpatient setting from 75 participants who completed the Arizona Sexual Experience Inventory Scale (ASEX)...
September 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547655/sexual-health-needs-and-educational-intervention-preferences-for-women-with-cancer
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Cara Stabile, Shari Goldfarb, Raymond E Baser, Deborah J Goldfrank, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Richard R Barakat, Maura N Dickler, Jeanne Carter
PURPOSE: To assess sexual/vaginal health issues and educational intervention preferences in women with a history of breast or gynecologic cancer. METHODS: Patients/survivors completed a cross-sectional survey at their outpatient visits. Main outcome measures were sexual dysfunction prevalence, type of sexual/vaginal issues, awareness of treatments, and preferred intervention modalities. Descriptive frequencies were performed, and results were dichotomized by age, treatment status, and disease site...
August 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492016/vaginal-rejuvenation-using-energy-based-devices
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REVIEW
Cheryl Karcher, Neil Sadick
Physiologic changes in a woman's life, such as childbirth, weight fluctuations, and hormonal changes due to aging and menopause, may alter the laxity of the vaginal canal, damage the pelvic floor, and devitalize the mucosal tone of the vaginal wall. These events often lead to the development of genitourinary conditions such as stress urinary incontinence; vaginal atrophy; dryness; and physiologic distress affecting a woman's quality of life, self-confidence, and sexuality. Various treatment modalities are currently available to manage these indications, varying from invasive vaginal surgery to more benign treatments like topical vaginal hormonal gels or hormone-replacement therapy...
September 2016: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419911/safety-and-long-term-efficacy-of-fractional-co-2-laser-treatment-in-women-suffering-from-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause
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Fariba Behnia-Willison, Sara Sarraf, Joseph Miller, Behrang Mohamadi, Alison S Care, Alan Lam, Nadia Willison, Leila Behnia, Stefano Salvatore
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and long-term efficacy of fractional CO2 laser treatment in reducing the severity of symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) in menopausal women. STUDY DESIGN: 102 women presenting with symptomatic GSM were treated with the fractional CO2 laser (MonaLisa Touch, DEKA) system across a series of treatments delivered at intervals of six or more weeks. The Australian Pelvic Floor Questionnaire was used to gather data on sexual function and side-effects at three time-points across the study period (prospective panel design study)...
June 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240966/efficacy-of-internet-based-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-in-improving-sexual-functioning-of-breast-cancer-survivors-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Susanna B Hummel, Jacques J D M van Lankveld, Hester S A Oldenburg, Daniela E E Hahn, Jacobien M Kieffer, Miranda A Gerritsma, Marianne A Kuenen, Nina Bijker, Paul J Borgstein, Gijsbert Heuff, Alexander M F Lopes Cardozo, Peter W Plaisier, Herman Rijna, Suzan van der Meij, Eric J van Dulken, Bart C Vrouenraets, Eva Broomans, Neil K Aaronson
Purpose We evaluated the effect of Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on sexual functioning and relationship intimacy (primary outcomes) and body image, menopausal symptoms, marital functioning, psychological distress, and health-related quality of life (secondary outcomes) in breast cancer survivors (BCSs) with a DSM-IV diagnosis of a sexual dysfunction. Patients and Methods We randomly assigned 169 BCSs to either Internet-based CBT or a waiting-list control group. The CBT consisted of weekly therapist-guided sessions, with a maximum duration of 24 weeks...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229275/a-pilot-randomized-trial-to-prevent-sexual-dysfunction-in-postmenopausal-breast-cancer-survivors-starting-adjuvant-aromatase-inhibitor-therapy
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Pragati Advani, Abenaa M Brewster, George P Baum, Leslie R Schover
PURPOSE: A randomized pilot trial evaluated the hypothesis that early intervention lessens sexual dysfunction in the first year on aromatase inhibitors. A secondary aim was comparing the efficacy of two vaginal moisturizers. METHODS: Fifty-seven postmenopausal women with early stage breast cancer starting aromatase inhibitors were randomized to three treatment groups. All received a handout on managing sexual and other side effects. The Usual Care group received no additional therapy...
August 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080186/satisfaction-with-sex-life-in-sexually-active-heterosexual-couples-dealing-with-breast-cancer-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study
#19
Nina Rottmann, Dorte Gilså Hansen, René dePont Christensen, Mariët Hagedoorn, Morten Frisch, Anne Nicolaisen, Niels Kroman, Henrik Flyger, Christoffer Johansen
BACKGROUND: A breast cancer (BC) diagnosis can profoundly affect the sex life of patient and partner within a couple. The purpose of the present study is to examine whether individual and partner sexual functioning, affectionate behavior, emotional closeness and depressive symptoms are associated with change over time in satisfaction with sex life of sexually active heterosexual couples dealing with BC and to explore whether the associations differ between patients and partners after adjustment for basic sociodemographic characteristics, comorbidity and BC treatment...
February 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981170/evaluating-sexual-nursing-care-intervention-for-reducing-sexual-dysfunction-in-indonesian-cervical-cancer-survivors
#20
Yati Afiyanti, Imami Nur Rachmawati, Ariesta Milanti
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe the factors affecting successful nursing care intervention on sexuality. METHODS: A one-group pre- and post-test design was used. Fifty-three cervical cancer survivors and their spouses were administered with nursing care intervention on sexuality in three sessions and evaluated after 6 weeks. RESULTS: Sexual intervention reduced dyspareunia symptoms, improved vaginal lubrication, improved sexual satisfaction, and enhanced sexual arousal, sexual desire, and orgasm among cancer survivors and their spouses...
July 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
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