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Testicular Implant Techniques Have Changed For Transgender Men

Procedures for testicular prosthesis implantation in transgender men have changed over time, scientists report in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. During gender affirmation surgery, transgender men generally undergo phalloplasty (surgical creation of a penis using tissue from elsewhere in the body) or metoidioplasty (creation of a penis from the clitoris, which enlarges during previous testosterone […]

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Forced Sexual Initiation Associated with Poor Health Outcomes in Women

Experts estimate that over 3.3 million women in the United States are forced or coerced into their first sexual experience, according to a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine. These women also have higher rates of reproductive, gynecologic, and general health issues later, the authors said. The findings are based on data from 13,310 women […]

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Brain Imaging Provides Clues on Men’s Delayed Orgasms

The brains of men with lifelong delayed orgasm (DO) might process sexual cues differently, according to recent research in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. DO is a distressing condition that causes men to need more time to climax than they wish. Experts aren’t certain what causes DO, but some studies have suggested that the central […]

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Societies Endorse Guidelines for Testosterone Therapy in Women

The International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), along with the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and nine other medical organizations, has endorsed the “Global Consensus Position Statement on the Use of Testosterone Therapy for Women.” Read full Article here

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Study Finds that Some Women Prefer Circumcised Penises

Women tend to prefer circumcised penises over uncircumcised penises, according to a recent Sexual Medicine review article, though the authors acknowledged several limitations and recommended further research. For centuries, aspects of the penis, such as size, have been associated with male attractiveness. The practice of male circumcision – the removal of the foreskin that covers […]

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Brain Structure Possibly Linked to Severity of Premature Ejaculation

Men with premature ejaculation (PE) appear to have a different brain structure compared to men without the condition. In a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study, scientists reported that men with lifelong PE had a higher mean volume of the caudate nucleus (6.8 cm3) compared to men without PE (6.1 cm3). Higher volume was associated […]

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Cligosiban Merits Further Study for Men with Premature Ejaculation

The drug cligosiban, a selective oxytocin receptor antagonist (OTR) being developed for the treatment of premature ejaculation (PE) is safe and well-tolerated in healthy men, according to two recent Journal of Sexual Medicine papers. “[T]he pharmacokinetic and toleration profiles of cligosiban make it a promising candidate for the treatment of PE and support its further… […]

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Hormonal Therapy Changes Facial Features in Transgender Patients, Study Finds

Transgender individuals who undergo hormone therapy see changes in their facial features within the first year of treatment, according to new research in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Facial changes may continue for at least a year, the authors noted, which may have implications for the timing of facial surgery. Having a face that resembles […]

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Teens Share Concerns About Online Sex Health Content

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 […]

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Counseling Important for Men Complaining of Small Penis

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 […]

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