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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239878/-appeals-to-nature-in-marriage-equality-debates-a-content-analysis-of-newspaper-and-social-media-discourse
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Cliodhna O'Connor
In May 2015, Ireland held a referendum to legalize same-sex marriage, which passed with 62% of the vote. This study explores the role played by 'appeals to nature' in the referendum debate. Little research has investigated how biological attributions are spontaneously generated in real-world discourse regarding sexual rights. Through content analysis of newspaper and Twitter discussion of the referendum, this study aims to (1) establish the frequency of appeals to nature and their distribution across the various 'sides' of the debate and (2) analyse the forms these natural claims took and the rhetorical functions they fulfilled...
February 27, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239427/food-components-and-contaminants-as-anti-androgenic-molecules
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REVIEW
Daniele Marcoccia, Marco Pellegrini, Marco Fiocchetti, Stefano Lorenzetti, Maria Marino
Androgens, the main male sex steroids, are the critical factors responsible for the development of the male phenotype during embryogenesis and for the achievement of sexual maturation and puberty. In adulthood, androgens remain essential for the maintenance of male reproductive function and behavior. Androgens, acting through the androgen receptor (AR), regulate male sexual differentiation during development, sperm production beginning from puberty, and maintenance of prostate homeostasis. Several substances present in the environment, now classified as endocrine disruptors (EDCs), strongly interfere with androgen actions in reproductive and non-reproductive tissues...
2017: Genes & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238756/gaps-in-patient-knowledge-about-risks-and-benefits-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy
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Kirven Gilbert, Cara B Cimmino, Lucius C Beebe, Akanksha Mehta
OBJECTIVE: To assess patient knowledge of the symptoms of testosterone deficiency, and the benefits and risks associated with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). METHODS: An anonymous, 10-question multiple choice survey was administered to consecutive patients presenting for urologic evaluation at an academic medical center, from December 2015 to April 2016. The survey included questions about perceived symptoms of testosterone deficiency, perceived benefits and risks associated with TRT, whether or not respondents had a diagnosis of testosterone deficiency, and whether they were interested in receiving TRT...
February 23, 2017: Urology
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
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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/28238679/how-does-paying-attention-improve-sexual-functioning-in-women-a%C3%A2-review-of-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Nikita Arora, Lori A Brotto
INTRODUCTION: Female sexual dysfunction (FSD), consisting of a constellation of distressing sexual symptoms, is highly prevalent worldwide. Given the central role played by psychological factors in the development of FSD, psychologically and in particular mindfulness-based interventions have arisen as potential treatment options for women. Although mindfulness-based interventions have been evaluated in samples of women with gynecologic cancer; a history of sexual abuse; multiple sclerosis; and spinal cord injury; and provoked vestibulodynia, the mechanisms by which mindfulness leads to improvements in sexual functioning are largely unstudied...
February 23, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238165/challenges-in-assessing-personality-of-individuals-with-gender-dysphoria-with-the-swap-200
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REVIEW
V Lingiardi, G Giovanardi
BACKGROUND: Personality assessment can be useful to better understand the complexity of transgender and transsexual people. In particular, the Shedler Westen Assessment Procedure-200 (SWAP-200) is a measure that provides an accurate dimensional evaluation of personality. When assessing gender non-conforming people, however, clinicians can encounter some difficulties in giving appropriate ratings to all the items. PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: A brief guide to the use of SWAP-200 with transgender patients is provided, taking into account three areas of psychological functioning: identity, relationships and sexuality...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238020/haploid-embryo-production-in-rice-and-maize-induced-by-psasgr-bbml-transgenes
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Joann A Conner, Maricel Podio, Peggy Ozias-Akins
The PsASGR - BBML transgene, derived from a wild apomictic grass species, can induce parthenogenesis, embryo formation without fertilization, in rice and maize, leading to the formation of haploid plants. The ability to engineer apomictic crop plants using genes identified from naturally occurring apomicts will depend on the ability of those genes to function in crop plants. The PsASGR-BBML transgene, derived from the apomictic species Pennisetum squamulatum, promotes parthenogenesis in sexual pearl millet, a member of the same genus, leading to the formation of haploid embryos...
February 25, 2017: Plant Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236471/erectile-dysfunction-in-patients-with-chronic-pain-treated-with-opioids
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Raquel Ajo, Ana Segura, María-Del-Mar Inda, César Margarit, Pura Ballester, Emi Martínez, Guillermina Ferrández, Ángel Sánchez-Barbie, Ana M Peiró
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic pain is associated with comorbidities that have an impact on the quality of life of patients and, among others, affect their sexual functioning. One of the most relevant side effects of opioid analgesics is erectile dysfunction (ED), due in part to the inhibition of the gonadal-pituitary-hypothalamic axis and the decline in testosterone levels. To evaluate ED and effectiveness of treatment in men with chronic pain treated with long-term opioids. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective observational study lasting 3 years, where the intensity of pain (visual analogue scale, 0-10cm), erectile function (IIEF-EF, range 1-30 points), quality of life (EQ-VAS, 0-100mm), quality of sexual life (MSLQ-QOL, 0-100 points), anxiety/depression (HAD, 0-21 points) and testosterone levels, was assessed in patients who reported sexual dysfunction (ED or libido modification)...
February 21, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235512/transient-global-amnesia-in-immediate-postoperative-period-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Anudeep Jafra, Tanvir Samra, Vasudha Gupta, M Seran Kumar Reddy
INTRODUCTION: Transient Global Amnesia (TGA) is short-term inability to form new memories despite otherwise normal neurological function. There is associated anterograde and retrograde amnesia. The memory loss is often accompanied by repetitive questioning and temporal disorientation while higher cognitive functions are preserved. The symptoms usually resolve by 24h. CASE REPORT: We present an interesting case of 31year old female who was planned for robotically assisted right sided pyeloplasty...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231314/satisfaction-guaranteed-how-individual-partner-and-relationship-factors-impact-sexual-satisfaction-within-partnerships
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Julia Velten, Jürgen Margraf
Within committed relationships, a wide range of factors may challenge or facilitate sexual satisfaction. The aim of this study was to clarify which individual, partner-, and partnership-related aspects of a sexual relationship are crucial for the prediction of sexual satisfaction. The study included data of a representative sample of 964 couples from the general population. The actor-partner interdependence model was used to estimate actor and partner effects. Overall, predictors explained 57% of outcome variance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230565/outcomes-of-transvaginal-high-uterosacral-ligaments-suspension-over-500-patient-single-center-study
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Rodolfo Milani, Matteo Frigerio, Alice Cola, Carlo Beretta, Federico Spelzini, Stefano Manodoro
BACKGROUND: Uterosacral ligament (USL) suspension is a safe and effective procedure in terms of anatomical, functional, and subjective outcomes for primary surgical treatment of prolapse. OBJECTIVES: There has been a renewed interest toward native tissue prolapse repair by vaginal route because of low cost and lack of mesh-related complications. Uterosacral ligaments are considered safe, effective, and durable as suspending structures for primary surgical repair of the apical compartment...
February 23, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229542/condition-dependence-and-sexual-ornamentation-effects-of-immune-challenges-on-a-highly-sexually-dimorphic-grasshopper
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J Pablo Valverde, Hendrik Eggert, Joachim Kurtz, Holger Schielzeth
Sexual ornaments contribute substantially to phenotypic diversity and it is particularly relevant to understand their evolution. Ornaments can assume the function of signals-of-quality that the choosy sex uses to evaluate potential mating partners. Often there are no obvious direct benefits and investment into mate choice is primarily rewarded by beneficial alleles that are inherited to the offspring. Inter-sexual communication via sexual ornaments requires honesty of the sexual signal, yet the question of what maintains honesty remains only partially solved...
February 23, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229463/why-don-t-you-share-your-satisfaction-with-me
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Zahra Shahvari, Firoozeh Raisi, Zohre Parsa Yekta, Abbas Ebadi, Reihaneh Firoozikhojastefar
BACKGROUND: Healthy spousal communication of marital and sexual expectations is one of the most important factors to improve the quality of sexual relations in marriage. OBJECTIVES: This paper has attempted to explore women's expectations of men for having pleasurable sex in a monogamous and steady sexual relationship within the context of Iran. METHODS: In this qualitative study, 20 interviews were conducted in Tehran from December 2013 to May 2014...
February 23, 2017: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229275/a-pilot-randomized-trial-to-prevent-sexual-dysfunction-in-postmenopausal-breast-cancer-survivors-starting-adjuvant-aromatase-inhibitor-therapy
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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...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228081/the-neurobiology-and-psychiatric-perspective-of-vaginismus-linking-the-pharmacological-and-psycho-social-interventions
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Zuri Shahidii Kadir, Hatta Sidi, Jaya Kumar, Srijit Das, Marhani Midin, Najwa Baharuddin
Vaginismus is an involuntary muscle contraction of the outer third of vaginal barrel causing sexual penetration almost impossible. It is generally classified under sexual pain disorder (SPD). In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition, it is classified under the new rubric of Genito-Pelvic Pain/Sexual Penetration Disorder. This fear-avoidance condition poses an ongoing significant challenge to the medical and health professionals due to the very demanding needs in health care despite its unpredictable prognosis...
February 22, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228056/brexpiprazole
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Marija Markovic, Alyssa Gallipani, Krina H Patel, Megan Maroney
OBJECTIVE: To review the pharmacology and clinical data for brexpiprazole in schizophrenia and major depressive disorder (MDD). DATA SOURCES: An English-language literature search using PubMed and MEDLINE was performed using the term brexpiprazole. All articles containing human clinical trial data published up to September 2016 were evaluated for inclusion as well as information from the manufacturer's product labeling. STUDY SELECTION/DATA EXTRACTION: Phase 3 trials for brexpiprazole were evaluated...
April 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226316/clinical-evidence-of-increase-in-hair-growth-and-decrease-in-hair-loss-without-adverse-reactions-promoted-by-the-commercial-lotion-ecohair%C3%A2
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María Rosario Alonso, Claudia Anesini
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hair exerts protection, sensory functions, thermoregulation, and sexual attractiveness. Hair loss (alopecia) is caused by several diseases, drug intake, hormone imbalance, stress, and infections (Malassesia furfur). Drugs usually used in alopecia produce irreversible systemic and local side effects. An association of extracts of Coffea arabica and Larrea divaricata (ECOHAIR®) is successfully being commercialized in Argentina for hair growth. The aim of this study was to provide scientific support for the efficacy and innocuousness of ECOHAIR® in patients with noncicatricial alopecia during a 3-month treatment...
February 23, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225021/characterisation-of-urinary-wfdc12-in-small-nocturnal-basal-primates-mouse-lemurs-microcebus-spp
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Jennifer Unsworth, Grace M Loxley, Amanda Davidson, Jane L Hurst, Guadalupe Gómez-Baena, Nicholas I Mundy, Robert J Beynon, Elke Zimmermann, Ute Radespiel
Mouse lemurs are basal primates that rely on chemo- and acoustic signalling for social interactions in their dispersed social systems. We examined the urinary protein content of two mouse lemurs species, within and outside the breeding season, to assess candidates used in species discrimination, reproductive or competitive communication. Urine from Microcebus murinus and Microcebus lehilahytsara contain a predominant 10 kDa protein, expressed in both species by some, but not all, males during the breeding season, but at very low levels by females...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224269/severe-pelvic-organ-prolapse-treated-by-vaginal-native-tissue-repair-long-term-analysis-of-outcomes-in-146-patients
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Michele Carlo Schiavi, Giorgia Perniola, Violante Di Donato, Virginia Sibilla Visentin, Flaminia Vena, Anna Di Pinto, Marzio Angelo Zullo, Marco Monti, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness and safety of vaginal native tissue repair (VNTR) as a surgical treatment for severe pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and, second, to evaluate the impact on the quality-of-life (QoL) and sexual function. METHODS: Women with symptomatic POP (≥III stage according to POP Quantification System) with or without stress urinary incontinence (SUI) underwent VNTR. The clinical stage, 3-day voiding diary, and urodynamic testing were evaluated in the preoperative and postoperative times, respectively...
February 21, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224100/early-infant-male-circumcision-systematic-review-risk-benefit-analysis-and-progress-in-policy
#20
Brian J Morris, Sean E Kennedy, Alex D Wodak, Adrian Mindel, David Golovsky, Leslie Schrieber, Eugenie R Lumbers, David J Handelsman, John B Ziegler
AIM: To determine whether recent evidence-based United States policies on male circumcision (MC) apply to comparable Anglophone countries, Australia and New Zealand. METHODS: Articles in 2005 through 2015 were retrieved from PubMed using the keyword "circumcision" together with 36 relevant subtopics. A further PubMed search was performed for articles published in 2016. Searches of the EMBASE and Cochrane databases did not yield additional citable articles. Articles were assessed for quality and those rated 2+ and above according to the Scottish Intercollegiate Grading System were studied further...
February 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
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