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Rethinking Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Men With Prostate Cancer

Historically, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has not been recommended for men with prostate cancer due to concerns about the testosterone potentially causing the cancer to grow or recur. As such, many health care providers aim to keep prostate cancer patients’ testosterone levels low, (at times even employing androgen deprivation therapy), which can have undesirable side effects such as decreased energy, reduced sex drive, muscle loss, loss of bone density, and erectile dysfunction (ED).

Rethinking Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Men With Prostate Cancer

The APP’s Quick Reference Guide to the Updated Priapism Guideline

Priapism is a condition that results in a prolonged penile erection that lasts for hours after sexual activity or is not related to sexual stimulation. In 2021, the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) collaborated with the American Urological Association (AUA) to update the clinical guideline for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of acute ischemic priapism.

The APP’s Quick Reference Guide to the Updated Priapism Guideline

SMSNA Supports USPATH Statement

The Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) promotes, encourages, and supports the highest standards of practice, research, education, and ethics in the study of human sexual function and dysfunction. As such, The SMSNA Board of Directors believes it is important to take a stand regarding recent statements by the State of Texas that equate gender-affirming care in youth with “child abuse”. The SMSNA agrees with and stands in solidarity with the United States Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH*) and its statement from February 24, 2022.

SMSNA Supports USPATH Statement

An APP Can Do That! How the APP Can Be a Valuable Partner in a Urologic Practice

Advanced practice providers (APPs) such as advanced practice nurses (APNs)/nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) can significantly enhance a urologic or sexual medicine practice. According to the results of the 2018 National Survey of Demographics and Clinical Roles in Urology, 72.5% of urologists have used the services of an APP in their practice.

An APP Can Do That! How the APP Can Be a Valuable Partner in a Urologic Practice

2021 Virtual Residents Arena

Join us on Wednesday, November 3 for the Residents Arena, at which the 10 best scoring abstracts submitted by residents to the 22nd Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of SMSNA will be presented by the residents. The 3 best presentations, based on a combination of audience vote (50%) and judges’ scores (50%), will each win $1,000!

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2021 Virtual Residents Arena

The Utility of Mindfulness in Sexual Function

At the SMSNA Annual Fall Scientific Meeting today, Lori Brotto, PhD, R Psych, expounded on the benefits of mindfulness for improving sexual function, particularly in women with sexual interest/arousal disorder.

The Utility of Mindfulness in Sexual Function

Genital Cosmetic Surgery Session Highlights

Today, the attendees of the Genital Cosmetic Surgery session of the SMSNA Annual Fall Scientific Meeting enjoyed a lively discussion on the potential benefits and risks/burdens of genital cosmetic surgery, ranging from penile enlargement surgery to labiaplasty and more.

Genital Cosmetic Surgery Session Highlights

Life Lessons from the Animal Penis

Emily Willingham, PhD, the keynote speaker of the 22nd Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of the SMSNA, sought to contextualize the human penis within the greater world of animal penises in her lecture, “Life Lessons from the Animal Penis.”

Life Lessons from the Animal Penis

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