Ateret Gewirtz-Meydan, Dana Lassri
BACKGROUND: The current study is based on the established association between child sexual abuse (CSA) and self-compassion, and CSA and sexual functioning, with an overall goal to better understand how self-compassion explains the association between CSA and sexual functioning. AIM: The current study examined the role of self-compassion as a potential mediator, and relationship satisfaction as a potential moderator, in the association between CSA and sexual functioning among a nonclinical sample of men and women...
March 25, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Natasha Gupta, Laura Zebib, Daniela Wittmann, Christian J Nelson, Carolyn A Salter, John P Mulhall, Nataliya Byrne, Tatiana Sanchez Nolasco, Stacy Loeb
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) and its treatments can have a significant negative impact on the sexual health of survivors and couples, but few studies have specifically examined the impact of PCa-related sexual dysfunction on female partners of survivors. AIM: Our objective was to perform a qualitative study to comprehensively characterize female partners' perceptions of the implications of PCa on their sex lives, as well as partners' sexual health concerns and unmet needs...
March 20, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Juan Carlos Sierra, Pablo Mangas, Alejandro Guillén-Riquelme, Laura Elvira Muñoz-García
BACKGROUND: The assessment of sexual functioning requires accurate and reliable measures as well as short and easy to apply. The Arizona Sexual Experience Scale (ASEX), which provides a quick, easy, and nonintrusive assessment of sexual functioning in men and women, is a clear example of a commonly used scale that satisfies these qualities. AIM: The study sought to examine measurement invariance and differential item functioning (DIF) by sexual orientation of the Spanish version of the ASEX...
March 16, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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March 16, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Olivia Giovannetti, Diane Tomalty, Sabrina Greco, Brian Kment, Barry Komisaruk, Johanna Hannan, Sue Goldstein, Irwin Goldstein, Michael A Adams
BACKGROUND: The loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) effectively treat cervical dysplasia, though some women have reported negative outcomes postoperatively (e.g., sexual dysfunction, psychosexual sequalae). There is insufficient understanding of patient experiences with these symptoms and perspectives from the providers who perform LEEP/LLETZ. AIM: To characterize the perceptions and experiences of LEEP/LLETZ treatment from providers and patients, including whether there is a characteristic symptom profile of women who report negative outcomes...
March 14, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Emily M Abramsohn, El A Pinkerton, Kristen Wroblewski, Magdalena Anitescu, Kathryn E Flynn, Alexes Hazen, Phil Schumm, Stacy Tessler Lindau
BACKGROUND: A validated measure assessing sexual sensory functions of the breast is needed to optimize sexual and other health outcomes after breast procedures. AIM: To describe the development of a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) to assess breast sensorisexual function (BSF). METHODS: We applied the PROMIS standards (Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) for measure development and evaluation of validity. An initial conceptual model of BSF was developed with patients and experts...
March 10, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Chase Alexander Carto, Aaron A Gurayah, Maria Camila Suarez Arbelaez, Meghan R Grewal, Taylor Kohn, Ranjith Ramasamy
BACKGROUND: Previous cross-sectional and longitudinal studies have described decreasing testosterone levels with age in men, without consideration of acquired comorbidities in aging males. AIM: We evaluated the longitudinal association between age and testosterone levels as well as the impact of several comorbidities on this relationship using multivariate panel regression analysis. METHODS: Participants were selected from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging...
March 10, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Alison M El Ayadi, Hadija Nalubwama, Suellen Miller, Ashley Mitchell, Abner P Korn, Chi Chiung Grace Chen, Josaphat Byamugisha, Caitlyn Painter, Susan Obore, Justus K Barageine
BACKGROUND: Surgical repair has been found to have a transformative impact on the lives of women affected by female genital fistula, however, various physical, social, and economic challenges may persist post-repair preventing complete reengagement in relationships and communities. Nuanced investigation of these experiences is needed to inform programming that aligns with women's reintegration needs. AIM: We investigated sexual activity resumption, experiences, and concerns of Ugandan women during the year following genital fistula repair surgery...
March 9, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Anna Gosset, Jeanne Marie Claeys, Eric Huyghe, Florence Tremollieres
BACKGROUND: Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a disruptive diagnosis for women, with major consequences on fertility but also on quality of life and sexual functioning. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of vaginal symptoms from the genitourinary syndrome of menopause on the quality of life and sexual functioning of women with POI. METHODS: This cross-sectional observational study involved 88 women who were investigated in a specialized setting at the University Hospital of Toulouse (France) between 2014 and 2019...
March 6, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Somayyeh Khazaeian, Maryam Rahimi-Nezhad, Azita Fathnezhad-Kazemi
BACKGROUND: Menopause is a turning point in women's lives and a major medical challenge, leading to drastic changes in sexual self-esteem and the husband-wife relationship, which can have an undeniable impact on the quality of their life. AIM: To assess the effect of mindfulness-based education on sexual self-esteem and marital intimacy in postmenopausal women. METHODS: This quasi-experimental study was conducted with 130 women who were assigned to 2 groups, intervention (n = 65) and control (n = 65), out of whom 127 completed the study...
March 6, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Evan Mulloy, Shufeng Li, Federico Belladelli, Francesco Del Giudice, Frank Glover, Michael L Eisenberg
BACKGROUND: Priapism, a urologic emergency, has known associations with certain medical conditions. Many cases are idiopathic, suggesting an opportunity to identify novel risk factors. AIM: We sought to identify medical conditions and pharmaceutical treatments that are associated with priapism using data-mining techniques. METHODS: Using deidentified data in a large insurance claims database, we identified all men (age ≥20 years) with a diagnosis of priapism from 2003 to 2020 and matched them to cohorts of men with other diseases of male genitalia: erectile dysfunction, Peyronie disease, and premature ejaculation...
March 6, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Irene S Caspersen, Astrid Højgaard, Birgitte S Laursen
BACKGROUND: Women with lichen sclerosus (LS) may suffer sexually because of dyspareunia, fissures, and introital narrowing. However, the literature remains limited on the biopsychosocial aspects of LS and its impact on sexual health. AIM: To examine the biopsychosocial aspects and impact of LS on the sexual health of Danish women with vulvar LS. METHODS: The study was conducted with a mixed methods approach, including women with LS from a Danish patient association...
March 2, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Shasha Li, Cheng Tan, Xin Yang
BACKGROUND: The effects of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) on sexual activity and female sexual dysfunction (FSD) remain unknown. How female sexual function is affected by surgery to treat SUI and/or POP remains controversial. AIM: The objectives of this study were to identify the prevalence of FSD and potential risk factors in women with POP and/or SUI and to assess whether pelvic floor surgery leads to alterations in female sexual function...
March 1, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Jochen Wolba, Safiye Tozdan, Peer Briken, Roland Freese, Wolfgang Retz, Daniel Turner
BACKGROUND: Individuals convicted of a sexual offense (ICSO) can be treated with testosterone-lowering medication (TLM) in order to support the control of paraphilic sexual fantasies and to decrease the risk of sexual recidivism. However, due to partly severe side effects, TLM should not be a lifelong treatment. AIM: The aim of the current study was to further evaluate the Change or Stop Testosterone-Lowering Medication (COSTLow)-R Scale in forensic outpatient aftercare practice...
March 1, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Suzanne J Dedden, Marlene A Werner, Jorrit Steinweg, Birgit I Lissenberg-Witte, Judith A F Huirne, Peggy M A J Geomini, Jacques W M Maas
BACKGROUND: Sexual function after hysterectomy can be a concern for patients, and research remains inconclusive about changes in sexual function associated with hysterectomy. AIM: We meta-analyzed studies on change in sexual function from pre- to posthysterectomy and the role of total vs subtotal hysterectomy and concomitant bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) in differences in such change. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases from inception to January 2022...
February 28, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Farnoosh Nik-Ahd, Justin Waller, Amanda M De Hoedt, Maurice M Garcia, Jane C Figueiredo, Peter R Carroll, Matthew R Cooperberg, Stephen J Freedland
BACKGROUND: One challenge in transgender research is reliably identifying patients through electronic medical records data, as there is no universal transgender International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code, but rather multiple ICD codes that can be used. AIM: To explore the sensitivity and specificity of 5 commonly used ICD codes to identify transgender patients overall and transgender women specifically (assigned male sex at birth) by using data from the Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest integrated health system in the United States...
February 22, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Bor-En Jong, Shang-Jen Chang, Chia-Hua Li, Stephen Shei-Dei Yang
BACKGROUND: Although ketamine has become the second most popular recreational drug in Taiwan, there have been very few reported studies that investigated female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in ketamine abusers (KAs). AIMS: We sought to compare the difference between street and hospital KAs and explored the risk factors for FSD and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in KAs. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, female KAs aged 18 years or older were invited to complete anonymous questionnaires during an educational course provided by the departments of substance control and prevention of the local government or under the instruction of medical providers at a urology clinic...
February 17, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Marissa B Savoie, Alan Paciorek, Katherine Van Loon, Mekhail Anwar, Chloe E Atreya, P Connor Johnson, Stacey A Kenfield, Angela Laffan, Anna O Levin, James F Smith, Dalila Stanfield, Alan Venook, Li Zhang, Erin L Van Blarigan, Tami Rowen
BACKGROUND: Women diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC) or anal squamous cell carcinoma (ASCC) are at high risk of sexual dysfunction after treatment, yet little is known about recovery and risk factors for chronic dysfunction. AIM: We aimed to describe sexual function and sexual activity among women who underwent definitive treatment for CRC or ASCC, examine relationships between time since treatment completion and sexual function, and explore factors associated with desire and changes in sexual desire over time...
February 17, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Christopher W Wheldon, Alex J Bates, Elizabeth J Polter, B R Simon Rosser, Aditya Kapoor, Kristine M C Talley, Ryan Haggart, Nidhi Kohli, Badrinath R Konety, Darryl Mitteldorf, Michael W Ross, William West, Morgan Wright
BACKGROUND: Anodyspareunia may be an adverse outcome of prostate cancer (PCa) treatment for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM). AIM: The aims of this study were to (1) describe the clinical symptoms of painful receptive anal intercourse (RAI) in GBM following PCa treatment, (2) estimate the prevalence of anodyspareunia, and (3) identify clinical and psychosocial correlates. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of baseline and 24-month follow-up data from the Restore-2 randomized clinical trial of 401 GBM treated for PCa...
February 16, 2023: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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