While the internet makes sexual health research accessible and relatively anonymous, teens face challenges when seeking such information online, according to a recent paper in Sexually Transmitted Infections. The findings suggest that information providers could improve the delivery of sex health content for teens. Forty-nine young people between the ages of 16 and 19 participated […]
Men who are concerned about small penis size should be offered counseling before any medical interventions are considered, according to a new paper in Sexual Medicine Reviews. Penile extenders – traction devices that aim to lengthen the penis – might be an appropriate path for some, and injectables and surgery should be considered last resorts […]
When diagnosing Peyronie’s disease, there are a number of factors to consider, including the degree of curvature, the size and characteristics of plaques, the presence of pain, and the ability to have an erection suitable for intercourse. However, there are few evidence-based guidelines for objectively assessing such traits, and such guidelines vary among researchers and […]
Some patients with disorders of sex development (DSDs) experience gender dysphoria and desire to transition, according to new research in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Usually caused by genetic or hormonal issues, DSDs occur when a fetus develops differently from a typical male or female. For example, girls with vaginal agenesis are born without a […]
For most men, erectile dysfunction (ED) after a vasectomy is not caused by the procedure itself.
Vasectomy is one of the most reliable forms of birth control. It involves cutting, tying, or searing the vasa deferentia – the tubes that carry sperm from the testes (where the sperm cells are produced) to the urethra (where they are expelled from the penis during ejaculation).
ED becomes more common as men get older. It’s also associated with some medical conditions, like heart disease and diabetes. In fact, an estimated 50% of diabetic men have some degree of ED.