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Pelvic Organ Prolapse ACOG Practice Bulletin, Number 214
Obstetrics & Gynecology;

Nov 29th, 2019 - Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common, benign condition in women. For many women it can cause vaginal bulge and pressure, voiding dysfunction, defecatory dysfunction, and sexual dysfunction, which may adversely affect quality of life. Women in the United States have a 13% lifetime risk of undergoing surgery for POP (1). Although POP can occur in younger women, the peak incidence of POP sympto...

Study Finds Sexual Health Issues Are a Concern Among Majority of Women With Breast Cancer
ASCO Post; Doyle C

Nov 17th, 2019 - Endocrine therapy has been a lifesaver for women with estrogen receptor–positive breast cancer, but decreases in recurrence and cancer-related mortality have come with substantial side effects, according to data presented at the 2019 Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium.1 The results of a cross-sectional retrospective study have underscored genitourinary symptoms and sexual health concerns exp...

Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS)

Apr 16th, 2019 - The GRISS is a 28-item questionnaire for the assessment of sexual dysfunction in heterosexual couples. The GRISS is used by relationship counsellors and clinics to identify and monitor sexual problems. It has also been used in clinical trials of new treatment approaches and pharmacological products designed for the treatment of sexual dysfunction.

ACOG: Sexual Assault

Mar 31st, 2019 - Sexual violence continues to be a major public health problem affecting millions of adults and children in the United States. Medical consequences of sexual assault include sexually transmitted infections; mental health conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder; and risk of unintended pregnancy in reproductive-aged survivors of sexual assault. Obstetrician–gynecologists and other wom...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month - I Ask

Mar 31st, 2019 - Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. The campaign theme, I Ask, champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions.

Taking Sexual History in Primary Care Settings: Where to Start?

Feb 28th, 2017 - Primary care physicians recognize the importance of taking a sexual history in the prevention and management of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). At the same time, many of us haven't incorporated it into our everyday work. We know what to ask, but we may be uncomfortable asking intimate questions about a patient's sex life.

A Guide to Taking a Sexual History

Mar 13th, 2014 - For a more complete picture of your patient’s health, the following guide offers parameters for discussion of sexual health issues. A sexual history needs to be taken during a patient’s initial visit, during routine preventive exams, and when you see signs of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The dialogue lends itself to the opportunity for risk-reduction counseling and sharing info...

Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women

Oct 31st, 2013 - Women who have been subjected to violence often seek health care, including for their injuries, even if they do not disclose the associated abuse or violence. A health-care provider is likely to be the first professional contact for survivors of intimate partner violence or sexual assault. Statistics show that abused women use health-care services more than non-abused women do. They als...

Elder Abuse and Women's Health

Jun 30th, 2013 - Elder abuse, a violation of human rights, is defined as a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate actions, which causes harm, risk of harm, or distress to an individual 60 years or older. As many as 1 in 10 older adults have been victims of elder abuse. Most cases of abuse occur in women. The U.S. Census predicts that by 2030, the segment of the population that is older than 65 years wil...

The Prevalence and Correlates of Postcoital Dysphoria in Women

Mar 17th, 2011 - This study examined the lifetime and 4-week prevalence of postcoital dysphoria (PCD) and its relationship with psychological distress and reports of past sexual abuse. Among 222 female university students, 32.9% reported having ever experienced PCD whereas 10% reported experiencing PCD in the previous 4 weeks. Multiple regression analyses revealed support for the hypothesis that lifetime and 4-...

Validated Questionnaires in Male Sexual Function Assessment

Mar 13th, 2011 - Self-administered questionnaires and symptom scales are valuable adjuncts to clinical practice in sexual medicine and are an important part of high quality research. Despite their value in identifying and evaluating sexual dysfunction, screening tools and questionnaires should never substitute for a thorough sexual, medical, and psychosocial history. For patients with multiple sexual dysfunctio...

Ask About Sexual Function in Breast Cancer Patients on Endocrine Tx

Oct 30th, 2019 - SAN FRANCISCO — Breast cancer patients taking endocrine therapy to prevent a relapse have long reported adverse effects on sexual function, but a new study suggests that this issue affects nearly all of these women. Just about all (99%) of the postmenopausal women who took part in the study scored low on the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), indicating a high degree of sexual dysfunction, in...

'Truly Shocking': Medscape UK Nurses' Sexual Harassment Survey Results

Oct 15th, 2019 - Earlier this month we published Medscape UK's exclusive survey about sexual harassment of doctors in the workplace. As well as doctors, 881 nurses also responded to our online survey. Of these, 85% were female, 15% male. One in 20 nurses (5%) have experienced sexual harassment by another staff member in the past 3 years. Slightly more male nurses (7%) experienced incidents than female nurses (5...

Psoriasis comorbidities: Biologics may help
Jim Kling

Oct 5th, 2019 - SEATTLE – Psoriasis is a complex condition, made more difficult by comorbidities. Psoriatic arthritis is the most common and is frequently discussed.

IHS Pediatrician Convicted on Sexual Abuse Counts
Jan Dyer

Oct 4th, 2019 - Stanley Patrick Weber, a former Indian Health Service (IHS) pediatrician, was convicted September 27 on 8 counts of sexual abuse of 4 Native American boys under his care at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota. Weber was an employee of the IHS from 1986 until he resigned in 2016.

Click for Credit: Psoriasis relief; Stress & CV problems; more

Sep 26th, 2019 - Here are 5 articles from the October issue of Clinician Reviews (individual articles are valid for one year from date of publication—expiration dates below): 1. Bronchiolitis is a feared complication of connective tissue disease To take the posttest, go to: https://bit.

Psoriasis Journal Scan: September 2019

Sep 23rd, 2019 - Psychological and Sexual Consequences of Psoriasis Vulgaris on Patients and Their Partners. Alariny AF, Farid CI, Elweshahi HM, Abbood SS.

Doctor to Face Trial Over Alleged Hospital Sex Offences

Sep 22nd, 2019 - A doctor is to face trial over alleged sex offences carried out in two hospitals in Buckinghamshire. Thirty-nine-year-old Salman Qureshi from Aylesbury is charged with two counts each of sexual assault of a female, and assault of a female over 13 by penetration. Thames Valley Police said the charges were in connection with incidents at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, and Wycombe General...

Reuters asks judge to release secret Propecia documents

Sep 12th, 2019 - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Reuters asked a U.S. judge on Thursday to unseal documents filed in court regarding potential risks associated with Propecia, Merck & Co’s (MRK.N) popular baldness drug. A bottle of Propecia is seen on a pharmacy shelf in New York City, U.S., August 8, 2019. Picture taken August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Zachary Goelman The motion was filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New Yor...

Try testosterone for some women with sexual dysfunction, but not others

Sep 11th, 2019 - The panel points out, however, that randomized controlled trials with testosterone therapy have excluded women who are at high risk of cardiometabolic disease, and that women with a previous diagnosis of breast cancer have also been excluded from randomized trials of testosterone in women with HSDD. This is a “big issue,” said Dr.