- Implicit and Explicit Associations with Erotic Stimuli in Women with and Without Sexual Problems. [Journal Article]
- ASArch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 20
- Conceptual models of sexual functioning have suggested a major role for implicit cognitive processing in sexual functioning. The present study aimed to investigate implicit and explicit cognition in ...
Conceptual models of sexual functioning have suggested a major role for implicit cognitive processing in sexual functioning. The present study aimed to investigate implicit and explicit cognition in sexual functioning in women. Gynecological patients with (N = 38) and without self-reported sexual problems (N = 41) were compared. Participants performed two Single-Target Implicit Association Tests (ST-IAT), measuring the implicit association of visual erotic stimuli with attributes representing, respectively, valence and motivation. Participants also rated the erotic pictures that were shown in the ST-IATs on the dimensions of valence, attractiveness, and sexual excitement, to assess their explicit associations with these erotic stimuli. Participants completed the Female Sexual Functioning Index and the Female Sexual Distress Scale for continuous measures of sexual functioning, and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale to assess depressive symptoms. Compared to nonsymptomatic women, women with sexual problems were found to show more negative implicit associations of erotic stimuli with wanting (implicit sexual motivation). Across both groups, stronger implicit associations of erotic stimuli with wanting predicted higher level of sexual functioning. More positive explicit ratings of erotic stimuli predicted lower level of sexual distress across both groups.
- Sexual Dysfunction in Interstitial Cystitis. [Review]
- CUCurr Urol 2017; 11(1):1-3
- CONCLUSIONS: Several studies have been conducted to determine the relation between IC/BPS and sexual dysfunction. And also limited studies focusing on IC/BPS specific treatments reported significant improvements in sexual function after either oral or intravesical treatment. However, given the used different questionnaires, study protocols, patient characteristics, previous treatments and follow-up period, it is not possible to make a head-to-head comparison of the treatment effects on sexual function. Further, randomized controlled studies are needed to confirm these results and make a comparison between effects of various treatment modalities on sexual functioning in IC/BPS.
- Preliminary Validation of a German Version of the Sexual Complaints Screener for Women in a Female Population Sample. [Journal Article]
- SMSex Med 2018 Feb 17
- CONCLUSIONS: This brief screener seems suitable to provide a brief overview of female patients' sexual problems in a clinical setting.Our results provide preliminary evidence of good validity of the German version of the SCS-W. Overall, the SCS-W can offer support for clinicians who are less familiar with sexual medicine and who might not routinely discuss sexual issues with their patients. Burri A, Porst H. Preliminary Validation of a German Version of the Sexual Complaints Screener for Women in a Female Population Sample. Sex Med 2018;X:XXX-XXX.
- Predicting sexual problems in young adults with an anorectal malformation or Hirschsprung disease. [Journal Article]
- JPJ Pediatr Surg 2018 Jan 31
- CONCLUSIONS: Pediatric surgeons should be more aware of sexual problems patients may face at older age as a result of their congenital disease and treatment. More standardized care and follow-up are needed. Prognosis study-Level II.
- An International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)/International Continence Society (ICS) joint report on the terminology for the assessment of sexual health of women with pelvic floor dysfunction. [Journal Article]
- NUNeurourol Urodyn 2018 Feb 14
- CONCLUSIONS: A consensus-based terminology report for female sexual health in women with pelvic floor dysfunction has been produced aimed at being a significant aid to clinical practice and a stimulus for research.
- The characteristics of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in Korean women who visited a community-based gynaecology hospital for sexual dysfunction. [Journal Article]
- JOJ Obstet Gynaecol 2018 Feb 12; :1-5
- This cross-sectional study analysed the characteristics of HSDD (hypoactive sexual desire disorder) in Korean women. Two hundred and seventeen women seen for sexual dysfunction were assessed using th...
This cross-sectional study analysed the characteristics of HSDD (hypoactive sexual desire disorder) in Korean women. Two hundred and seventeen women seen for sexual dysfunction were assessed using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Revised (DMS IV-TR) and the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). A diagnosis of HSDD was more common in women in their 40 s (56%), who had previously undergone surgery for a feeling of 'wide vagina'. Both too much or too little sexual activity caused HSDD. Longer physical contact and sexual foreplay duration lessened the prevalence of HSDD. We concluded that special attention should be paid to women in their 40 s, particularly those with a history of vaginal surgery as they are at risk of HSDD. Potential treatment options should include couple counselling about the optimal frequency and duration of sexual activity, as well as treatment specific to the disorders identified by the FSFI. Impact statement What is already known on this subject: Many socio-medical factors affect the prevalence of HSDD (Hypoactive sexual desire disorder). Age, cultural factors, relationship status, education, religion, employment, mental distress, depression, medications, menopausal status, multiple psychiatric disorders and a variety of medical conditions impact on sexual function. What do the results of this study add: A history of wide vaginal surgery (perineoplasty, vaginal rogation rejuvenation, or anterior vaginal introitoplasty) affects the incidence of HSDD (and have not been evaluated before). Both too much or too little sexual activity were found to have caused HSDD. A longer physical contact and duration of sexual foreplay lessened the prevalence of HSDD. What are the implications of these findings for clinical practice and/or further research: We concluded that special attention should be paid to women in their 40 s; particularly those with a history of wide vaginal surgery, as they are at risk of HSDD. Potential treatment options should include couple counselling about the optimal frequency and duration of sexual activity, as well as treatment specific to the disorders identified by the FSFI.
- Social Support for Female Sexual Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia. [Journal Article]
- CNClin Nurs Res 2018; 27(3):296-314
- The aim of this study is to describe and understand experiences related to social support for women with fibromyalgia who suffer from sexual dysfunction. An interpretive qualitative research methodol...
The aim of this study is to describe and understand experiences related to social support for women with fibromyalgia who suffer from sexual dysfunction. An interpretive qualitative research methodology based on Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics was used. Data collection included a focus group and in-depth interviews with 13 women who averaged 44.8 years of age and 14.3 years since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Data were analyzed using Fleming's method and two themes were identified: "searching for understanding in socio-family support" and "lack of formal support regarding fibromyalgia patient's sexuality." The partner constitutes the main support for women with fibromyalgia. Although they can find understanding and social support in patient associations, they lack formal support from health care professionals. Women demand trusted and expert professionals, like sexologists and nurses, to carry out a multidisciplinary approach to tackle sexual dysfunction associated with fibromyalgia.
- Non-targeted profiling of circulating microRNAs in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): effects of obesity and sex hormones. [Journal Article]
- MMetabolism 2018 Feb 01
- CONCLUSIONS: The present results suggest that several serum miRNAs are influenced by PCOS, sex hormones and obesity. Our findings may guide the targeted search of miRNAs as clinically relevant markers for PCOS and its association with obesity and metabolic dysfunction in future studies.
- The Intersection of Medicine and Urology: An Emerging Paradigm of Sexual Function, Cardiometabolic Risk, Bone Health, and Men's Health Centers. [Review]
- MCMed Clin North Am 2018; 102(2):399-415
- Men's mental health and how they think about their health are critical to the future of men's health. Poor health choice patterns are established under age 50, when men are twice as likely to die tha...
Men's mental health and how they think about their health are critical to the future of men's health. Poor health choice patterns are established under age 50, when men are twice as likely to die than women. As the future of medicine focuses on quality and value, a better understanding of the social determinants of men's health will identify areas for improvement. The presentation of a man to a clinician's office with a sexual health complaint presents an opportunity for more complete evaluation. The future of men's health will be well served by integrated men's health centers that focus on the entire man.
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- Sexual Dysfunction: Behavioral, Medical, and Surgical Treatment. [Review]
- MCMed Clin North Am 2018; 102(2):349-360
- Sexual dysfunction affects both men and women and is responsible for 1 in 5 visits to urologist and/or gynecologists. It is important that treating providers use a logical and methodical approach to ...
Sexual dysfunction affects both men and women and is responsible for 1 in 5 visits to urologist and/or gynecologists. It is important that treating providers use a logical and methodical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of this disorder. Behavioral therapy, coupled with oral medications, are very successful in treating erectile dysfunction. Complex and invasive therapies are used for more severe cases of sexual dysfunction and are best deployed by specialists.