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Pelvic Organ Prolapse ACOG Practice Bulletin, Number 214
https://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Abstract/2019/11000/Pelvic_Organ_Prolapse__ACOG_Practice_Bulletin,.44.aspx
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...

Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS)
https://www.psychometrics.cam.ac.uk/services/psychometric-tests/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
https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Health-Care-for-Underserved-Women/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
https://www.nsvrc.org/saam

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?
https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20170301guestedprep.html

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
https://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/SexualHistory.pdf
CDC

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
https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/85240/9789241548595_eng.pdf;jsessionid=0A65B5BA6C736E1A0E96A1D54BF970FA?sequence=1

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
https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Health-Care-for-Underserved-Women/Elder-Abuse-and-Womens-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
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19317611.2010.509689

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
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-60761-916-1_22

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...

Middle-School Coaches Can Curb Dating Violence Among Young Males
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/923747

Jan 13th, 2020 - (Reuters Health) - Coaches who teach young male athletes about respectful relationship behaviors may be able to help prevent dating violence and aggressive behavior toward female peers, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers tested the effectiveness of Coaching Boys Into Men, a program that seeks to prevent dating violence and sexual assault by enlisting coaches to speak frankly with middle-school ...

Encrypted App Aims to Boost Sex Crime Reporting in India
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/923528

Jan 8th, 2020 - CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in India will be able to anonymously report sexual abuse, seek medical or legal aid and create private journals on a mobile app to be launched next week to make reporting of the crime less traumatic for survivors. The Smashboard app uses blockchain to create an encrypted space where victims of sex crimes can store notes, photos, screenshots, d...

Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment Appears to Relieve Genitourinary Syndrome in Postmenopausal Women
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/923194

Dec 30th, 2019 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fractional CO2 laser treatment appears to relieve symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause in postmenopausal women, according to new findings. An estimated 50% of women experience genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), which manifests as vaginal laxity, dryness, dyspareunia, itching, burning, urinary incontinence and other symptoms. Local therapies, includ...

Endometriosis: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/923259

Dec 30th, 2019 - Endometriosis is a chronic, benign gynecologic disease that is diagnosed when endometrial glands and stroma are found in extrauterine locations. Affecting as many as 1 in 7 women, endometriosis is associated with pelvic symptoms, dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic pain, dyspareunia, intestinal or urinary tract problems, and infertility. Despite a host of well-described symptoms, the diagnosis is typi...

Sexual Dysfunction Common After Inguinal Hernia Repair in Men
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/922485

Dec 11th, 2019 - (Reuters Health) – Many men experience sexual dysfunction or pain during sexual activity after inguinal hernia surgery, a research review suggests. The authors analyzed data from 12 previous studies with a total of 4,884 patients. Overall, 5.3% of men developed sexual dysfunction after surgeries to repair inguinal hernias and 9% of men developed pain during sexual activity. "At least temporary ...

Sexual dysfunction common after men's hernia surgery
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-sex-hernia-repair/sexual-dysfunction-common-after-mens-hernia-surgery-idUSKBN1YF2NL

Dec 11th, 2019 - (Reuters Health) – - Many men experience sexual dysfunction or pain during sexual activity after groin surgery to repair a hernia, a research review suggests. The authors analyzed data from 12 previous studies with a total of 4,884 patients. They focused on men who had what’s known as an inguinal hernia, when soft tissue in the intestine bulges through the abdominal wall into the groin. Overall...

Grey's Anatomy Episode on Sexual Assault Raised Viewer Awareness
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/921987

Dec 2nd, 2019 - (Reuters Health) - An episode of the long-running television show Grey's Anatomy increased public awareness about sexual assault and how to get help, a study suggests. On March 28, 2019, the medical drama series aired an episode called Silent All These Years, on the topic of consent and sexual assault. At the end of the episode, series star Ellen Pompeo appealed to viewers to ask for help if th...

Grey's Anatomy episode on sexual assault raised viewer awareness
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-television/greys-anatomy-episode-on-sexual-assault-raised-viewer-awareness-idUSKBN1Y61UZ

Dec 2nd, 2019 - (Reuters Health) - An episode of the long-running television show Grey’s Anatomy increased public awareness about sexual assault and how to get help, a study suggests. On March 28, 2019, the medical drama series aired an episode called Silent All These Years, on the topic of consent and sexual assault. At the end of the episode, series star Ellen Pompeo appealed to viewers to ask for help if th...

Sexual Dysfunction, Dryness Common in Years Before Menopause
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/921636

Nov 21st, 2019 - (Reuters Health) - Many women experience sexual health problems in the years leading up to menopause, and vaginal dryness is often responsible, a small study in Italy suggests. Researchers examined data on 518 women ages 40 to 55 to see how often they had vaginal dryness during gynecological checkups and how often they reported difficulty with things like lubrication, desire, arousal, orgasm an...