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Access to help for sexual problems is patchy and many fear the consequences of cuts to sexual health services could be profound. Nicola Davis investigatesPlease note: this podcast contains discussion of sexual abuseIn the UK, sexual dysfunction is far from rare:42% of men and 51% of women reported having at least one sexual problem that lasted three months or more in the past year. Access to help is patchy and withcuts to sexual health services, many fear that thousands of people won ’t have support for problems that can affect their wellbeing, relationships and ability to conceive.Nicola Davis hears from consultant Dr Leila Frodsham about male sexual dysfunction and how millennial men are experiencing more problems with their sex lives, something she attributes in part to certain patterns of pornography use.Prof Cynthia Graham from the University of Southampton talks about the myriad sexual problems women are experiencing. Plus: we speak to Libby, whose experience of vaginismus has had a profound effect on her life.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Science Psychology Sexual health Society Source Type: news

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Fridayapproved Vyleesi (bremelanotide) to treat premenopausal women for acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). HSDD (classified as female sexual interest/arousal disorder inDSM-5) is characterized by low sexual desire that causes distress and cannot be explained by a comorbid physical or psychiatric illness, the side effects of substance use or medications, or severe relationship problems. Acquired HSDD means a woman has previously experienced sexual desire (it has not been a lifelong problem).“There are women who, for no known reason, have reduced se...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: blood pressure female sexual interest/arousal disorder hypoactive sexual desire disorder naltrexone premenopausal women sexual dysfunction Vyleesi Source Type: research
ConclusionsYoung women recovering from genitourinary fistula surgery require individualized assessment of their social reintegration needs. Postoperative social reintegration services must be strengthened to do this effectively.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
AbstractSexuality is a significant quality-of-life concern for many cancer patients. Patients may be disadvantaged if they are not informed and not offered sexual health care. We sought to reveal oncologists ’ current practice and opinions concerning sexual counselling. The aim of this study was to explore the knowledge, attitude and practice patterns of Dutch medical oncologists regarding treatment-related sexual dysfunction. Questionnaires were sent to 433 members of the Dutch Society of Medical Onc ology. The majority (81.5%) of the 120 responding medical oncologists (response rate 30.6%) stated they discussed sex...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionWarm compresses applied during the second stage of labor increase the incidence of intact perineum and lower the risk of episiotomy and severe perineal trauma.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2019Source: European Urology Supplements, Volume 18, Issue 3Author(s): A. Aleksaite, D. Sukackiene, A. Laucyte-Cibulskiene, J. Brauklyte, R. Adomaitis, R. Tyla, M. Miglinas
Source: European Urology Supplements - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Symptomatic POP is associated with female sexual dysfunction. Surgical intervention seems to have a positive impact on sexual life among sexually inactive and active women. PMID: 31202592 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Actas Urol Esp Source Type: research
Purpose of review Women's health includes comprehensive physical, mental and preventive care. This section will provide an overview of some of the most common disorders that can impact the health and quality of life (QOL) of women with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). Recent findings Women with IBD are at higher risk for cervical dysplasia compared to healthy controls with most cases preventable with vaccination. Current rates of cervical cancer screening and human papilloma virus vaccination remain low. Irritable bowel syndrome is highly prevalent among women with IBD and may present with similar symptoms. In addi...
Source: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE: Edited by Miguel Regueiro Source Type: research
AbstractIntroduction and hypothesisPatient perception of adverse events (AEs) after pelvic floor disorder surgery is incompletely understood and may differ from providers ’ views of AEs. Our objective is to describe patient perceptions of AEs related to pelvic floor disorder surgery and how perceptions change over time.MethodsMixed-method study of longitudinal patient interviews and surveys. Women planning pelvic floor disorder surgery completed three one-on-one interviews: preoperatively (
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the relationship between childhood sexual abuse and sexual function in civilian women is also found among female veterans, and to consider the additional effects of sexual assault in the military. METHODS: Using a retrospective cohort design, participants (N=1,004) from two midwestern Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and associated clinics completed a telephone-assisted interview on sexual assault, sexual pain, and mental health. Binary logistic regression was used to compare the rates of sexual pain between women with no sexual assault history, histories o...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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