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A Randomized Survey Study Comparing the Preference and Effectiveness of Two Different Penile Constriction Devices

At the 24th Annual SMSNA Fall Scientific Meeting, Daniela Orozco Rendon presented the outcomes of a randomized survey study comparing the preference and effectiveness of two different penile constriction devices. Penile constriction devices offer a noninvasive approach to enhance sexual performance and erectile function, making them an attractive option for men. Recognizing the clinical value and patient satisfaction associated with these devices, this study aimed to assess the preferences and efficacy of two specific devices, FirmTech and Eddie by Giddy.

A Randomized Survey Study Comparing the Preference and Effectiveness of Two Different Penile Constriction Devices

Couples Approach to Testosterone Therapy

At the 24th Annual SMSNA Fall Scientific Meeting, Dr. Rachel Rubin spoke on the topic "Couples Approach to Testosterone Therapy," advocating the idea that "couples who testosterone together stay together." While the American Urological Association (AUA) Guideline on Testosterone Deficiency supports testosterone replacement therapy for men with low testosterone levels, Dr. Rubin highlighted the limited support for testosterone therapy in women, particularly in improving their sexual health and overall well-being.

Couples Approach to Testosterone Therapy

First-Ever Spanish Language Session at SMSNA Annual Meeting

The 24th Annual SMSNA Fall Scientific Meeting marked a significant milestone with the inaugural Spanish Language Session, a collaborative effort with our partner SLAMS (Sociedad Latinoamericana de Medicina Sexual). This session featured case-based panel discussions covering a range of topics presented by urologists fluent in Spanish.

First-Ever Spanish Language Session at SMSNA Annual Meeting

Sexual Enhancement Products: What Are They and How Can They Help My Patients?

During the Potpourri Session at the 24th Annual SMSNA Fall Scientific Meeting today, Dr. Amy Pearlman delved into the evolving landscape of sexual wellness and technology in her presentation titled "Sexual Enhancement Products: What Are They and How Can They Help My Patients?" Dr. Pearlman addressed the historical taboo surrounding "sex toys" and highlighted the shifting terminology towards sexual wellness and sex tech, making these products more accessible to patients and healthcare providers.

Sexual Enhancement Products: What Are They and How Can They Help My Patients?

Delayed Presentation of Penile Fracture. It’s 7 Days Later, Do You Operate?

Today at the 24th Annual SMSNA Annual Fall Scientific Meeting, Dr. Raúl Fernández-Crespo and Dr. Omer Raheem presented opposing viewpoints on the topic: Delayed Presentation of Penile Fracture. It's 7 days later, do you operate? Dr. Fernández-Crespo spoke in favor of operating 7 days after a penile fracture, while Dr. Raheem spoke against it.

Delayed Presentation of Penile Fracture. It’s 7 Days Later, Do You Operate?

Sexual Dysfunction in Women Who Have Sex With Women

At the 24th Annual SMSNA Fall Scientific Meeting's LGBTQ+ session, Dr. Tami Rowen shed light on sexual dysfunction in women who have sex with women (WSW). Dr. Rowen challenged the use of the term WSW, acknowledging its outdated nature in considering gender identity, gender expression, and anatomical sex. She dispelled myths, emphasizing that sexual practices among WSW are fluid. Therefore, it is more important to know who patients have sex with than to focus on their identity as WSW or lesbian.

Sexual Dysfunction in Women Who Have Sex With Women

Resident Autonomy in Urology and Sexual Medicine

Today at the 24th Annual SMSNA Fall Scientific Meeting, Dr. Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad addressed the decline in resident autonomy in urology and sexual medicine. Residents in urology appear to be graduating with diminished confidence, and are less likely to be assigned to independently handle major surgical cases. The trend of decreasing resident autonomy has been consistent from 2004 to 2019, with the percentage of resident-only surgical cases dropping from 31.3% to 18.6%.

Resident Autonomy in Urology and Sexual Medicine

Integrative Medicine for Sexual Health: A Holistic Approach

Integrative medicine incorporates complementary and alternative medicine with traditional, well-researched therapies to create a comprehensive treatment plan. This method has gained traction in recent years as a holistic approach to healthcare. While it encompasses a wide range of practices and therapies, integrative medicine offers promising avenues for improving sexual health.

Integrative Medicine for Sexual Health: A Holistic Approach

The Impact of Genito-Pelvic Pain Syndromes on Women’s Sexual Functioning

Genito-pelvic pain is a health issue that affects women around the world, and it can have a negative impact on their sexual functioning. Experts in the field of female sexual dysfunction may characterize genito-pelvic pain in women as dyspareunia (i.e., painful sex, including superficial and deep dyspareunia), or as vaginismus (i.e., muscle spasms around the vagina caused by a hypertonic pelvic floor).

The Impact of Genito-Pelvic Pain Syndromes on Women’s Sexual Functioning

Defining and Diagnosing Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder

Female sexual interest/arousal disorder (FSIAD) is defined as absent/significantly reduced sexual interest or arousal in women. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, (DSM-5), FSIAD is manifested by at least three of the following symptoms:

Defining and Diagnosing Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder

The Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Pathophysiology of Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease (PD) is characterized by the formation of fibrous, inflexible plaques within the tunica albuginea of the penile corpus cavernosum. These plaques can cause pain, penile bending during erections, and/or penile deformities such as an hourglass shape in an erect penis. Severe PD can lead to complications such as painful intercourse, the inability to have intercourse due to the severity of the curve of the penis, and erectile dysfunction (ED).

The Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Pathophysiology of Peyronie’s Disease

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