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Project SEXUS: A Study on Sexual Behavior and Health in Denmark

Project SEXUS is a nationwide cohort study on sexual behavior and health in Denmark that launched in 2017. Dr. Christian Graugaard presented key findings from this study that shed light on the sexual landscapes of the general Danish population at the 23rd Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of SMSNA/23rd ISSM Scientific Meeting. Of note, 8 out of 10 respondents (and 9 out of 10 male respondents) indicated that a healthy sex life including masturbation was very important to them. However, just over half (55%) of the respondents rated their sex life as “good” or “very good.” These findings suggest that there could be a need for programs that enhance sexuality.

Project SEXUS: A Study on Sexual Behavior and Health in Denmark

The Couple’s Perspective on Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED), or the consistent inability to get or maintain an erection that is firm enough for satisfactory sex, is a medical condition that can affect both a man and his sexual partner. When there is a change in one partner’s sexual functioning, it is important for the couple to acknowledge the change and communicate openly about how they would like to move forward. To do this, it is helpful for the two individuals to be on the same page.

The Couple’s Perspective on Erectile Dysfunction

Disorders of Ejaculation Guideline Highlights for APPs

Ejaculatory disorders such as premature ejaculation (PE) and delayed ejaculation (DE) are often embarrassing and distressing concerns for patients and their sexual partners. Although less than 5% of men experience an ejaculatory disorder by the clinical definition, (i.e., an ejaculation latency time of less than two minutes for PE), more than 30% of men report experiencing PE. These men may feel that they have little to no control over when they ejaculate and find that they do so sooner than they wish to during sexual activity.

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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

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