Sexual Medicine

Sexual Problems Linked to 5ARI Use for BPH

Sexual Problems Linked to 5ARI Use for BPH

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Use of 5ARIs for BPH was associated with a statistically significant increased, pooled relative risk for sexual dysfunction.

First Case of Female-To-Male Transmission of Zika Virus

First Case of Female-To-Male Transmission of Zika Virus

After visiting an endemic area, a New York City woman is the first reported case of female-to-male Zika virus transmission.

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Men Who Ejaculate More

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Men Who Ejaculate More

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The protective effect is strongest for low-risk disease.

Zika Virus Can Be Sexually Transmitted

Zika Virus Can Be Sexually Transmitted

Men returning from a Zika-infected area should abstain from sex or use a condom.

Testosterone Modestly Improves Sexual Function in Older Men

Testosterone Modestly Improves Sexual Function in Older Men

Larger studies and long-term follow-up needed to determine possible risks of treatment.

How to Prevent Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

How to Prevent Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

After 3 reported cases of possible sexual transmission of Zika virus, the CDC has released interim guidelines to prevent sexual transmission.

Addyi Approved to Treat Women with Low Sexual Desire

Addyi Approved to Treat Women with Low Sexual Desire

Addyi to treat generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder among premenopausal women.

Sexual Intercourse May Clear Distal Ureteral Stones

Sexual Intercourse May Clear Distal Ureteral Stones

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Having sex 3-4 times a week was associated with a significantly greater stone passage rate than tamsulosin or standard medical therapy.

Erectile Dysfunction More Prevalent in Illicit Users of Amphetamine

Erectile Dysfunction More Prevalent in Illicit Users of Amphetamine

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Amphetamine users were twice as likely as non-users to experience erectile dysfunction.

Active Inflammatory Bowel Disease Impairs Sexual Function

Active Inflammatory Bowel Disease Impairs Sexual Function

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Researchers identify depression as the most important determinant.

Poor Sexual Health Knowledge Common in Young Minority Men

Poor Sexual Health Knowledge Common in Young Minority Men

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Survey of minority men aged 18-25 showed that 57.2% indicated that they or their partner did not use birth control at their last sexual encounter.

High Activity Levels May Help Erectile Function

High Activity Levels May Help Erectile Function

Lower levels have no significant effect; findings consistent in racially diverse population.

Doctors Not Providing Sexual Counseling for Heart Patients

Doctors Not Providing Sexual Counseling for Heart Patients

Only one out of five heart attack patients gets advice from their doctor about sexual activity, and what information they do get often is misguided.

Chemicals in Plastic Impact Genital Development in Boys

Chemicals in Plastic Impact Genital Development in Boys

Link between phthalates and possible genital defect in adolescent boys needs more study.

Fertility Treatment Less Effective in Black Women

Fertility Treatment Less Effective in Black Women

Success rates for in vitro fertilization seen in black women are half those of white women.

High Alcohol Intake Harms Sperm Quality

High Alcohol Intake Harms Sperm Quality

Drinking alcohol confers higher rate of sexually transmitted infections and a drop in sperm quality.

Low Peptide Levels May Explain Some Male Infertility

Low Peptide Levels May Explain Some Male Infertility

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Low levels of human β-defensin 1 (DEFB1) in sperm may explain some of the common causes of male infertility.

Understanding Desire May Optimize Sexual Relationships

Understanding Desire May Optimize Sexual Relationships

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When it comes to sexual desire, men and women manifest significant differences.

Sexual Function Preserved in Prostate Cancer Combination Therapy

Sexual Function Preserved in Prostate Cancer Combination Therapy

High rates of preserved sexual function with combination beam plus brachytherapy.

HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate Preserves Sexual Function

HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate Preserves Sexual Function

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Following surgery, improvement in sexual satisfaction correlated with improvements in all lower urinary tract symptoms.

Sperm Functionality Declines After Age 35

Sperm Functionality Declines After Age 35

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Sperm function may have an upper age limit.

Post-Brachytherapy PSA Bounce Linked to Sexual Activity

Post-Brachytherapy PSA Bounce Linked to Sexual Activity

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PSA bounce was associated with significantly higher scores on the International Index of Erectile Function-15 questionnaire.

Older Paternal Age Reduces IUI Live Birth Rates

Older Paternal Age Reduces IUI Live Birth Rates

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Intrauterine insemination success rates decrease by 20% with each 10-year increment in men's age.

Doxazosin for BPH Has Minimal Effect on Sexual Function

Doxazosin for BPH Has Minimal Effect on Sexual Function

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Ejaculatory function worsens, however, in men taking 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors.

J. Francois Eid, MD: Penile Implant Therapy & Options

We sat down with Dr. Eid at his New York City office to ask him about the latest developments in penile implant therapy.

Fear of Violence Hinders Safe Sex Attempts for Women

Fear of Violence Hinders Safe Sex Attempts for Women

Fear of intimate partner violence linked to inconsistent condom use.

Most Women on Dialysis Satisfied with Their Sex Life

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Sexual inactivity is common but not bothersome to many women, study shows.

Sexual Function in Women May Improve with Bariatric Surgery

Sexual Function in Women May Improve with Bariatric Surgery

Favorable changes also observed in levels of reproductive hormones.

EPIC Scores Predict Urinary, Sexual Function

EPIC Scores Predict Urinary, Sexual Function

3-month urinary, sexual function scores predict 12-month outcomes in prostate cancer survivors.

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