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Acta Dermato-Venereologica     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Skin & Wound Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
African Journal of AIDS Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
AIDS Patient Care and STDs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AIDS Research and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
AIDS Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aktuelle Dermatologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Allergo Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Dermatopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anaplastology     Open Access  
Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archives de Pédiatrie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archives de sciences sociales des religions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux - Pratique     Hybrid Journal  
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Archives of Medical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Asian Journal of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Australasian Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Berkala Ilmu Kesehatan Kulit dan Kelamin / Periodical of Dermatology and Venereology     Open Access  
Biomedical Dermatology     Open Access  
BMC Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
British Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Clinical Dermatology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Skin Cancer     Full-text available via subscription  
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinics in Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contact Dermatitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cosmetics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Current Dermatology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current Fungal Infection Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current HIV Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current HIV/AIDS Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Sexual Health Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Der Hautarzt     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dermatitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dermato-Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dermatología Venezolana     Open Access  
Dermatologic Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Dermatologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal  
Dermatologic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Dermatologic Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dermatologica Sinica     Open Access  
Dermatological Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Dermatology and Cosmetic     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Dermatology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dermatology Online Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dermatology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dermatology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dermatopathology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EMC - Cosmetologia Medica e Medicina degli Inestetismi Cutanei     Full-text available via subscription  
EMC - Dermatología     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Expert Review of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Forum Dermatologicum     Hybrid Journal  
Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Güncel Dermatoloji Dergisi     Open Access  
HautinForm     Full-text available via subscription  
hautnah     Hybrid Journal  
hautnah dermatologie     Hybrid Journal  
HIV & AIDS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
HIV Clinical Trials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
HIV Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Indian Dermatology Online Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian Journal of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Drugs in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Archives of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Dermatology and Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Research in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of STD & AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Women's Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International STD Research & Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAAD Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAIDS : Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
JAMA Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49)
JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
JMIR Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Clinical and Investigative Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Cutaneous Immunology and Allergy     Open Access  
Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Dermatological Research     Open Access  
Journal of Dermatological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dermatological Science Supplement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dermatological Treatment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of General-Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia     Open Access  
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Investigative Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Sexual Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Skin and Stem Cell     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Skin Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Surgical Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the Egyptian Women’s Dermatologic Society     Partially Free  
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of the International AIDS Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Karger Kompass Dermatologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Karger Kompass Pneumologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Medical and Surgical Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Medical Mycology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nepal Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Neurobehavioral HIV Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
OA Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open AIDS Journal     Open Access  
Open Dermatology Journal     Open Access  
Perspectives On Sexual and Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Pigment International     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Psoriasis : Targets and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista Internacional de Ciencias Podológicas     Open Access  
SAHARA : Journal of Social Aspects of HIV / AIDS Research Alliance     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Scars, Burns & Healing     Open Access  
Serbian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Sexual Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Sexually Transmitted Infections     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Skin Appendage Disorders     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Skin Pharmacology and Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Skin Research and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sri Lanka Journal of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine     Open Access  
Studies in Gender and Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
The Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
The Rose Sheet     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Vestnik dermatologii i venerologii     Open Access  
Veterinary Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)


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Current Sexual Health Reports
Number of Followers: 3  
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ISSN (Print) 1548-3592 - ISSN (Online) 1548-3584
Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2626 journals]
  • The Vulvar Vestibule, a Small Tissue with a Central Position: Anatomy,
           Embryology, Pain Mechanisms, and Hormonal Associations
    • Abstract: The vulvar vestibule is the tissue located between the vagina and the vulva, comprising the vaginal introitus. It is mainly considered in the context of localized provoked vestibulodynia, a pain condition causing dyspareunia in 8–16% of women. Purpose of Review To describe the vulvar vestibule’s unique properties, which may have a role in the development of vestibular tenderness and dyspareunia. Recent Findings The vestibule displays different neural features when compared with neighboring organs. It is an immunologically diverse tissue that exhibits highly localized and tissue-specific pro-inflammatory responses. Systemic, as well as local hormonal-associated processes regarding estrogen, androgens, and usage of hormonal contraception apear to influence the pain threshold in the vestibule. Summary The vestibule, emerging from the embryonic endoderm, exhibits unique features regarding innervation, inflammation, and hormonal stimuli. A better understanding of these mechanisms is required in order to advance our understanding of introital dyspareunia.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Female Cosmetic Genital Reconstruction: a Review of Current Trends,
           Treatments, and Techniques
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review To examine the peer-reviewed publications on the topic of female cosmetic genital surgery (FCGS) and discuss recent trends, the factors motivating patients to request these procedures, and the controversy surrounding them. Recent Findings In studies with the primary goal being esthetic improvement (e.g., labiaplasty), post-operative satisfaction rates are generally high. When procedure outcomes are focused more on functional aspects, such as enhancement of sexual function and response, statistically significant improvements are also reported after treatment. Complication rates vary across treatment sites and operating physicians. Summary While FCGS procedures continue to rise, great variation still exists across patient-centered outcomes, treatment modalities offered, and quality of published studies examining outcomes. Small sample sizes and lack of standardization across study centers make scientifically validating existing data challenging. Consensus across disciplines pertaining to standardization of procedures and outcomes is necessary to optimize patient satisfaction, care, and safety.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Cultural Differences in the Treatment of Sex Problems
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review The high global prevalence of sexual problems requires treatments that are adapted for use with people from diverse cultures. The process of cultural adaptation starts with a culturally informed understanding of the target problem (sexual disorders) as well as a recognition of cultural beliefs that may act as barriers to treatment. The purpose of this review is to integrate recent cross-cultural research on sexual problems and treatment and to provide a current perspective on the practice of sex therapy with culturally diverse patients. Recent Findings Sex research is expanding globally to critically examine the culturally influenced pathways that lead to sexual dissatisfaction. Female sexual pleasure and sexual agency appear to be important factors contributing to the sexual satisfaction of men and women worldwide. This conjecture is based on a small but growing number of studies. Summary The belief that female sexual pleasure is dangerous, undesirable, or irrelevant may contribute to the high global prevalence of sexual dissatisfaction. Interventions that target improvement in women’s sexual agency may have the added benefit of relieving the intense pressure some men experience to perform sexually with naïve or passive partners when they themselves have little knowledge, skills, or experience. Sex therapy approaches that emphasize the benefit of female sexual pleasure to the sexual satisfaction of the couple may find success even in the context of traditional cultures.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • New Treatments for Female Sexual Dysfunction: Are they Safe and Effective
           for Older Post-Menopausal Women'
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review Several new modalities for treatment of female sexual function problems have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This review summarizes current evidence about recently approved medications to inform treatment of sexual function problems in women older than 65 years. Recent Findings Published studies leading to FDA approval of treatment modalities were efficacy trials not widely applicable to the general population. The clinical effectiveness of these modalities remains unknown. Although some studies have included post-menopausal women, few have included women older than 65 years. Summary Health care providers need current information about safety and effectiveness of these new treatments for all women, including the fast-growing population of older post-menopausal women. Exclusion of older women from studies of treatments for female sexual function problems presents a barrier to treatment.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Vaginal Mesh for Urinary Incontinence and Prolapse: Impact on Sexual
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review The evolution of vaginal mesh has had a large positive impact on quality of life for patients with stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse; for instance, the mid-urethral sling is considered the gold standard treatment for stress incontinence. There are unique side effects, however, for the use of mesh in surgical implantation, including infection, erosion, extrusion, and changes in urinary habits as well. Recent Findings A side effect that may be overlooked in these women undergoing vaginal mesh surgery is sexual dysfunction; while the surgery itself may strongly improve quality of life, there can be some detrimental sexual side effects that may hinder the patient’s quality of life or sexual function overall. Changes in sexual function can be encountered in anywhere from 5 to 20% of all women undergoing surgery for stress incontinence or vaginal prolapse, and the scope of these changes vary from positive to negative. These changes can be broken down by sub-topics explored in the FSFI including dyspareunia or pain, overall function, lubrication, and orgasm. Summary Sexual function is an often overlooked and underdiscussed topic in the medical field and between clinicians and patients overall. It is imperative that clinicians discuss any and all possible complications of mesh surgery with patients preoperatively, including any effects, both positive and negative, in regard to sexual function.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Effect of Body Weight on Sexual Function in Men and Women
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review Obesity is a growing problem worldwide. This review aims to summarize the literature on the effects of weight on sexual function in both men and women from the past 5 years. Recent Findings In recent population-based studies of men and women, no relationship between weight and sexual function was identified. However, in studies of special populations such as women with gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), pelvic organ prolapse, or urinary incontinence, weight affected some aspects of sexual function. In women, surgical, but not non-surgical, weight loss was associated with resolution of some aspects of sexual dysfunction. In contrast, in men, both surgical and non-surgical weight loss improved sexual function. Summary Weight plays a role in sexual dysfunction in both men and women. Bariatric surgery is linked to improved sexual function in both genders. However, more work is needed to fully understand the relationship between weight and sexual function.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Dyspareunia in Women: Updates in Mechanisms and Current/Novel Therapies
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review Dyspareunia could influence negatively the sexuality of pre- and postmenopausal women. Genital pain can be cause for disturbing sexual desire. We conducted a review to describe interventions to address dyspareunia. Recent Findings We reviewed 64 articles, based on studies concerning definitions of dyspareunia, genital sexual pain, different causes in pre/postmenopausal women, physical examination, management by age groups, and current/novel therapies. Evidence was drawn from systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials, clinical controlled studies, and case-control-studies, and from non-systematic reviews. Summary All included studies showed a significant reduction of dyspareunia after specific treatment. Women who received hormonal or non-hormonal medication, or physical therapy, had a better quality of sexual life. Hormonal and physical therapies show faster efficacy than non-hormonal therapies. In addition, pharmacological, psychological, and sexological integrated therapies seem to be more effective than single treatments.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Pornography Use in Adult Mixed-Sex Romantic Relationships: Context and
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review Pornography use is a common sexual activity for men and women engaged in a romantic relationship. The objective of this literature review was to highlight the current state of research on the associations between pornography use and relational and sexual well-being in mixed-sex couples, with a particular focus on the context of use. Recent Findings Overall, findings are mixed, and studies are plagued by methodological shortcomings precluding causal assertions. Nevertheless, research indicates that men’s pornography use is negatively associated with relational well-being and sexual satisfaction, whereas women’s use is unrelated to relational indicators and unrelated to, or positively associated with, sexual satisfaction. The context in which pornography is used (e.g., alone or with the partner) moderates these associations. Summary This review suggests that pornography use may be positively related, negatively related, or unrelated to couples’ well-being. The sex of the user and the context of use may in part explain this variability in correlates of pornography use.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Sexual Violence Identification and Women’s Sexual Well-Being
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review Many individuals with histories of nonconsensual sexual experiences (NSEs) do not identify their experiences with common sexual violence labels, such as “sexual abuse,” “rape,” or “sexual assault.” Understanding how identification of an NSE with these sexual violence labels may lead to sexual health outcomes will shed light on important underlying processes involved in reconciling one’s NSEs with one’s understanding of and experience with sexuality more broadly. In this review, we summarize the literature on sexual violence identification within the context of sexual well-being and reflect on the implications for identification within a changing climate of sexual violence awareness and discourse. Recent Findings The majority of the literature has focused on aspects of the NSEs that may increase the likelihood of the individual identifying the experience with sexual violence labels. While there has been some research on the sexual correlates of identification, the overall picture of whether or not identification facilitates sexual well-being remains unclear. The authors conclude that identification is likely an observable proxy for complex implicit processes of identity change and sexual self-schema formation. Summary Women’s identification of NSEs with various labels is related to characteristics of the experience itself, attributions about the experience, and preconceived notions of sex and sexual violence. While identification has been associated with some positive outcomes (e.g., less self-blame), it has also been related to negative outcomes (e.g., greater sexual distress). Further research into the cognitive and affective processes involved in construing and identifying NSEs is warranted, particularly in the wake of the #MeToo era.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Correction to: Can Pedophiles Change' Response to Opening Arguments
           and Conclusions
    • Abstract: In the recently published paper, “Can Pedophiles Change' Response to Opening Arguments and Conclusions”, the majority of the article content was missing along with a Table and Figure being out of place.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
  • Improving Clinical Education and Training on Sexual and Gender Minority
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review Sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, continue to experience significant health and healthcare disparities. One mechanism proposed to address these disparities is improving the education of healthcare professionals. This narrative review summarizes recent trends specifically in medical education related to LGBTQ/SGM populations and highlights examples of curricular innovations. Recent Findings Efforts are described in all levels of medical education. The predominant contributions to literature include documenting the current state of education and patient care, including further defining gaps. There are many reports of educational efforts in various institutions, with reports of outcomes mostly in the domain of activity acceptability and learner self-efficacy. Interventions have been developed by both faculty and learners with broad acceptability and perceived value. Summary Existing publications continue to point out needed research in LGBTQ/SGM medical education. We also identify areas for additional innovation efforts.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
  • Current Concepts in Scrotal Reconstructive Surgery
    • Abstract: Introduction Scrotal reconstruction may be required in any setting where the patient sustains loss of a large area of scrotal or penile skin, as in repair of scrotal lymphedema and the adult acquired buried penis. Massive scrotal lymphedema and adult acquired buried penis are two conditions closely linked to obesity and are largely refractory to non-operative management. The demand for surgical repair of these conditions is increasing. Purpose of Review The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the preoperative considerations, surgical techniques, and postoperative outcomes in the repair of scrotal lymphedema and adult buried penis. Recent Findings Scrotal lymphedema and adult buried penis are associated with significant medical comorbidities and can cause sexual and urinary dysfunction. Surgical repair requires a multidisciplinary approach. Skin grafts are often required. There is no consensus regarding optimal postoperative management of these surgical wounds. Consideration should be given to extended duration chemical prophylaxis of thromboembolic events. Though complications are common, patient quality of life is significantly improved following repair. Summary The demand for surgical repairs of scrotal lymphedema and adult buried penis are increasing. Though patients have significant comorbidities and surgical repair may be complex, patient outcomes are good and quality of life can be greatly improved.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
  • A Review of Recent Innovations in the Treatment of Low Sexual Desire
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review To review approaches since 2013 of the clinical management of low sexual desire. Recent Findings The history of the treatment of the sexual dysfunctions has emphasized that the couple should be the target of treatment. Recent attempts at treatment of low desire have focused on women rather than couples. Men with low desire or couples with sexual desire discrepancies are generally overlooked. Among pharmaceutical interventions, only flibanserin (Addyi) has been approved by the FDA for treatment of low desire in premenopausal women. Other treatments for low desire in women include bibliotherapy and mindfulness. Models of couples therapy tend to focus on sexual desire discrepancies or enhancing the quality of erotic intimacy within relationships rather than treating the identified patient. Summary There is a lack of consensus as to how to conceptualize and how to treat low sexual desire in men, women, or couples and on whether to target the identified patient or the relationship.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
  • Penile Rehabilitation: the “Up”-date
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review The purpose of this review is to review the penile rehabilitation literature published since the beginning of 2017. Specific emphasis was placed on determining how the new findings increase our understanding of the mechanisms leading to recovery of erectile function after pelvic surgery and to identify potential focus areas for future studies. Recent Findings A meta-analysis of penile rehabilitation after prostatectomy was published in early 2017 reporting that PDE-5 inhibitors, intracavernosal injection (ICI) therapy, and vacuum erection devices (VED) improved erectile function; however, the benefit was not observed after a washout period. Preclinical studies have identified potential regenerative therapies after cavernous nerve injury. Summary While significant methodological challenges remain, recent literature suggests benefits to starting penile rehabilitation immediately after surgery, but not extending past 1 year postoperatively. The cost-benefit ratio of penile rehabilitation remains unclear; however, decreasing costs of PDE-5 inhibitors as well as improvements in characterizing post-surgical erectile dysfunction may help to personalize penile rehabilitation, improve outcomes, and improve the cost-benefit ratio. Better and more consistent trial design is needed to develop the optimal regimen(s) for restoring sexual function in men. Finally, future studies to translate promising preclinical regeneration therapies to humans are also needed.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
  • Can Pedophiles Change'
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review To provide a critical analysis of purported claims to have cured pedophilia, including their scientific and policy implications. Recent Findings A single recent study has been in published in which authors claimed to find evidence that half of pedophiles cease to be pedophiles, when tested with a phallometric test in use at those authors’ facility. Bootleg simulation of the original dataset confirmed prior criticisms: When analyzed correctly, the data were indistinguishable from random. Despite that the study was not a treatment study, claims continue to appear that pedophiles can become non-pedophiles. Summary To tell pedophiles that they cease to be pedophiles relieves them from any need to develop skills for managing that pedophilia (the current clinical consensus of the field). Although it is hoped that there may one day be methods to “convert” pedophiles into non-pedophiles, there is no evidence we are there yet.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
  • Impact of Infertility on the Sexuality of Couples: an Overview
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review To determine the impacts of infertility on the sexuality of couples, and the challenges this presents for providing sexual healthcare to these couples. Recent Findings We thoroughly reviewed multiple databases to identify all publications on this topic from 2013 to 2017. Summary The included studies had significant heterogeneity in the study population, study design, and instruments used to assess sexual response. This made it difficult to identify the true impact of infertility on the sexual health and sexuality of couples. However, our review shows that infertile couples have moderate-to-high levels of emotional, sexual, and marital problems.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
  • “Can People with Pedophilia Change': Yes they can!”
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review This review is written in response to an invitation to explain why clinicians should reconsider the statement: “Once a pedophile always a pedophile”. Recent Findings Reviewed in this paper are challenges to the concept that pedophilia is “hard-wired” during a “critical period”, the idea that all people with pedophilia reoffend, the idea that people with pedophilia are like “boiling pots”, and that high-risk sex offenders are always high risk. The idea that pedophilia is an orientation is also redefined. Together, these observations and studies support a paradigm shift in favor of pedophilia being viewed as treatable condition characterized by a persistent sexual interest in children and a failure to develop adult sexual interests. Summary The available evidence suggests that sexual interests are subject to the same range of influences as other interests. In the absence of any evidence to the contrary, clinicians should inform patients that there is no evidence that paraphilias, including pedophilia, cannot change. This therapeutic perspective is evidence based and increases the responsibility that people with pedophilia take for their actions and enhances their motivation and optimism for healthy change in both sexual interests and actions. This perspective enhances the prospect of successful treatment outcomes for people with pedophilia (and other) paraphilias.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
  • Spermatic Cord Denervation for Chronic Orchialgia
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review To review the surgical management of chronic scrotal content pain with microsurgical spermatic cord denervation (MSCD). Recent Findings The data continues to support the use of MSCD for patients with chronic idiopathic scrotal content pain. The use of the robotic approach to this operation is novel but may still be cost-prohibitive and more studies are needed to prove equivalence to the standard microsurgical approach. Summary MSCD has evolved into a very effective treatment for a difficult patient population with few options. It should be considered surgical standard of care for men with persistent chronic scrotal content pain whose symptoms are temporarily resolved with a spermatic cord block.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
  • Interactions of Sleep and Female Sexual Function: a Review
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review Sleep disturbance and sexual function complaints are common in women, particularly during midlife. The current review describes the literature on associations between sleep and sexual function in women with a focus on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), insomnia, and other self-reported sleep complaints. Recent Findings Multiple studies demonstrate associations between OSA and sexual problems in both pre- and postmenopausal women. Recent studies show decreased sexual function associated with shorter sleep durations and insomnia in postmenopausal women, as well as with daytime sleepiness, poor sleep quality, and insomnia in premenopausal women. Summary An association exists between sleep disturbance and sexual dysfunction in women, which may indicate a direct interaction between these common complaints. However, equally or perhaps more important, are the independent determinants that influence both sleep and sexual function in women, such as obesity, mental health problems, and hormonal changes. Derangements in these factors have the potential to impact both sleep and sexual function.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
  • Bullying Victimization Among LGBTQ Youth: Critical Issues and Future
    • Abstract: Purpose of Review This paper examines recent research on bullying victimization among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth to identify critical issues and advocate for future research priorities. Recent Findings Recent studies have begun to document the importance of bullying in general, and bias-based bullying (rooted in stigma) in particular, on the health and well-being of this vulnerable subgroup of adolescents, as well as drivers of disparities. Current research demonstrates the importance of multiple, overlapping identities, key difference among LGBTQ youth, and the role of protective factors for youth who are the targets of bullying. Summary Researchers, clinicians, and those working with and on behalf of LGBTQ youth must measure and acknowledge the multiple reasons for which LGBTQ youth are the targets of bullying. Intervention and prevention efforts should focus on improving the supportiveness of the climates within which LGBTQ youth live.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
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