Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality

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Sexual Medicine: Q&A

Retarded ejaculation?

Why would a man who is able to achieve and maintain an erection not be able to ejaculate during intercourse? How common is this condition? more…

Lipid disorders as a marker for sexual dysfunction?

What is the association between lipid disorders and sexual dysfunction in men and women? more…

News bites

OTC device to correct erectile dysfunction

A device designed to correct veno-occlusive erectile dysfunction has recently been approved by the FDA as an over-the-counter treatment. ACTIS® is an adjustable latex constriction loop that is placed and  more…

New rubber ring therapy for premature ejaculation

Results of a small pilot study presented at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Annual Meeting suggest that a new latex rubber ring worn at the base of the penis to help delay the ejaculatory reflex may  more…

Novel BPH treatment

A new drug has received FDA approval for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Dutasteride (GlaxoSmithKline) is the first 5-alpha reductase enzyme inhibitor that inhibits both enzymes  more…

First transdermal birth control patch

Ortho Evra® (Johnson & Johnson), a transdermal patch that releases norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol through the skin and into the bloodstream, recently became the first transdermal patch approved by the FDA for birth control. The patch, a 1 3/4 inch square that has  more…

Eros device effective in women with sexual dysfunction after cervical cancer radiation

The Eros™ Therapy device—an FDA-approved device used to increase blood flow to the clitoris and external genitalia—has been shown effective in women with sexual dysfunction after cervical cancer treated with radiation therapy. Eleven patients who had reported  more…