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Review of Pharmacological Properties and Chemical Constituents of .

J Pharmacopuncture 2021 Mar;24(1):14-23

Shahed University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Objectives: (parsnip), is a plant with nutritional and medicinal properties which has been used in all over the world and study about it is rare. In Persian Medicine parsnip is named as and has many uses such as laxative, libido enhancer, kidney stone crusher and diuretic. Because the wide traditional usage of parsnip, in this review the composition and pharmacological properties of this plant are discussed. Read More

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Desire, Familiarity, and Engagement in Polyamory: Results From a National Sample of Single Adults in the United States.

Front Psychol 2021 23;12:619640. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Kinsey Institute, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States.

Coupledom and notions of intimacy and family formation with one committed partner are hallmarks of family and relationship science. Recent national surveys in the United States and Canada have found that consensually non-monogamous relationships are common, though prevalence of specific types of consensual non-monogamy are unknown. The present research draws on a United States Census based quota sample of single adults ( = 3,438) to estimate the prevalence of desire for, familiarity with, and engagement in polyamory-a distinct type of consensually non-monogamous relationship where people typically engage in romantic love and sexual intimacy with multiple partners. Read More

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Feasibility of a cognitive behavioral online intervention for women with Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder.

J Clin Psychol 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Objectives: Difficulties with sexual desire and arousal are common in women, but most lack access to effective treatment such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). eSense is a recently created online CBT intervention for sexual difficulties with promising evidence of usability. The current study assessed the feasibility of women completing the full eSense CBT program without guidance. Read More

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[Systematic review of the treatment with pessaries in the pelvic organ prolapse (POP).]

Arch Esp Urol 2021 Apr;74(3):306-316

Servicio de Urología. Hospital Rey Juan Carlos. Móstoles. Madrid. España.

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) has a general incidence of > 10% in the female population of the Western world. The pessary is a silicone device, inserted into the vagina to provide support to the pelvic organs. It is used as a conservative treatment to improve prolapse symptoms. Read More

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Love in the Gay World: Negotiating Intimate Relationships in Lima´s Middle-Class Gay Scene.

J Homosex 2021 Apr 5:1-22. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Grupo de Investigación en Comunicación y Salud, Instituto de Investigación Científica, y Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de Lima, Lima, Perú.

This article explores how young gay men who are involve in Lima's middle-class gay scene made sense of their intimate relationships regarding discourses about sexuality, intimacy, and love. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 14 such men, I found that diverse and seemingly conflicting discursive configurations coexisted and intertwined within aspects of their relationships such as monogamy, sex-role positioning, and interpretations of sexual intimacy. Although participants mostly endorsed "modern" categories, more attuned with global messages of gender equality and egalitarianism, they also combined them with discourses that were more "traditional"-gendered and related to romantic love. Read More

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[Changes in sexual interests and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic - A qualitative content analysis].

Psychotherapeut (Berl) 2021 Mar 30:1-7. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistr. 52, 20246 Hamburg, Deutschland.

Background: Contact restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic affect people's social lives at various levels as well as their mental and sexual health.

Objective: The present study aimed to assess changes in sexual interests and experiences of residents in Germany during the first wave of social contact restrictions in early 2020.

Material And Methods: In an anonymous online survey, answers to an open question regarding changes in sexuality due to contact restrictions were collected and subjected to Mayring's qualitative content analysis. Read More

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International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health Clinical Practice Guideline for the Use of Systemic Testosterone for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Women.

J Sex Med 2021 Mar 29. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Andrology, Women's Endocrinology & Gender Incongruence Unit, Department of "Excellence" Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences "Mario Serio"-Careggi Hospital-University of Florence, Florence, Italy; Consorzio Interuniversitario I.N.B.B., Rome, Italy.

Background: The Global Consensus Position Statement on the Use of Testosterone Therapy for Women (Global Position Statement) recommended testosterone therapy for postmenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).

Aim: To provide a clinical practice guideline for the use of testosterone including identification of patients, laboratory testing, dosing, post-treatment monitoring, and follow-up care in women with HSDD.

Methods: The International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health appointed a multidisciplinary panel of experts who performed a literature review of original research, meta-analyses, review papers, and consensus guidelines regarding testosterone use in women. Read More

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Aberrant salient and corticolimbic connectivity in hypersexual Parkinson's disease.

Brain Connect 2021 Apr 3. Epub 2021 Apr 3.

HM CINAC, 448857, Cognitive Neuroscience, Móstoles, Madrid, Spain;

Introduction: Impulse control disorders (ICD) represent a side-effect of dopaminergic medication in Parkinson´s disease (PD). Patients experience an excessive desire towards natural rewards paired with uncontrolled actions. Yet, the precise neural and behavioural mechanisms associated to ICD and, importantly, each specific subdomain remains unclear. Read More

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HIV and Sexual Dysfunction in Men.

J Clin Med 2021 Mar 5;10(5). Epub 2021 Mar 5.

Unit of Endocrinology, Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Giardini 1355, 41126 Modena, Italy.

Sexual issues tend to go unaddressed in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) management, although overt sexual dysfunctions are more prevalent in people living with HIV than uninfected people. Erectile dysfunction is the most frequent sexual problem, with a prevalence of 30-50% even in men <40 years of age, but other issues such as loss of libido and ejaculatory disorders should not be overlooked. Peculiar factors related to HIV infection (e. Read More

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Autoimmune Diseases in Patients with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency-Our Current State of Knowledge.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Mar 5;22(5). Epub 2021 Mar 5.

Department of Gynecological Endocrinology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-535 Poznan, Poland.

Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), previously known as premature ovarian failure or premature menopause, is defined as loss of ovarian function before the age of 40 years. The risk of POI before the age of 40 is 1%. Clinical symptoms develop as a result of estrogen deficiency and may include amenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, vasomotor instability (hot flushes, night sweats), sleep disturbances, vulvovaginal atrophy, altered urinary frequency, dyspareunia, low libido, and lack of energy. Read More

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Sex Education in the Spotlight: What Is Working? Systematic Review.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 03 4;18(5). Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Vigo, 32004 Ourense, Spain.

Adolescence, a period of physical, social, cognitive and emotional development, represents a target population for sexual health promotion and education when it comes to achieving the 2030 Agenda goals for sustainable and equitable societies. The aim of this study is to provide an overview of what is known about the dissemination and effectiveness of sex education programs and thereby to inform better public policy making in this area. : We carried out a systematic review based on international scientific literature, in which only peer-reviewed papers were included. Read More

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Systematic Review of l-Arginine for the Treatment of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder and Related Conditions in Women.

Pharmacy (Basel) 2021 Mar 27;9(2). Epub 2021 Mar 27.

Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY 14201, USA.

This systematic review evaluates the efficacy and safety of l-arginine alone or in combination for the treatment of women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) or related conditions, such as female sexual interest/arousal disorder and female sexual arousal disorder. Medline, Embase, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Science Direct, and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature were searched using keywords "arginine", "Lady Prelox", "ArginMax", "Stronvivo", "Ristela", "hypoactive sexual desire disorder", "female sexual interest arousal disorder", "female sexual arousal disorder", "sexual dysfunction", "sexual behavior", "dyspareunia", "libido", and permutations thereof. Relevant records were retained if they were primary literature, conducted in women with HSDD or related conditions, and published as full text in English. Read More

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The comparison of sexual function in women with or without experience of female genital circumcision: A case-control study in a Kurdish region of Iran.

Health Care Women Int 2021 Apr 2:1-13. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Mother and Child Care Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.

Studies on the sexual consequences of female genital circumcision are controversial. In this article, we intend to compare the sexual function in women with or without experience of circumcision in the Kurdish region of Mahabad in Iran. In this case-control study 550 women completed the demographic and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaires. Read More

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International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health Clinical Practice Guideline for the Use of Systemic Testosterone for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Women.

J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2021 Apr 1. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Andrology, Women's Endocrinology & Gender Incongruence Unit, Department of "Excellence" Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences "Mario Serio"-Careggi Hospital-University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

The Global Consensus Position Statement on the Use of Testosterone Therapy for Women (Global Position Statement) recommended testosterone therapy for postmenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). To provide a clinical practice guideline for the use of testosterone including identification of patients, laboratory testing, dosing, post-treatment monitoring, and follow-up care in women with HSDD. The International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health appointed a multidisciplinary panel of experts who performed a literature review of original research, meta-analyses, review papers, and consensus guidelines regarding testosterone use in women. Read More

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Use of fertility awareness methods as a component of safer conception for women in HIV-serodifferent relationships in Kenya.

Reprod Health 2021 Apr 1;18(1):73. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Global Health, University of Washington, 325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359927, Seattle, WA, 98104, USA.

Background: For couples affected by HIV, and serodifferent couples in particular, pregnancy desire is often juxtaposed against the risk of HIV transmission between the couple and the potential neonate leading to thinking about measures to minimize risk of HIV transmission. We assess the use of fertility awareness methods [FAM] and evaluate the drivers of alignment between indicators of fertility and sexual behavior among HIV-serodifferent couples desiring pregnancy.

Methods: HIV-serodifferent couples from Thika, Kenya were enrolled into an open-label pilot evaluation of safer conception strategies. Read More

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International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health Clinical Practice Guideline for the Use of Systemic Testosterone for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Women.

Climacteric 2021 Apr 1:1-18. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Andrology, Women's Endocrinology & Gender Incongruence Unit, Department of "Excellence" Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences "Mario Serio", Careggi Hospital-University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

Aim: To provide a clinical practice guideline for the use of testosterone including identification of patients, laboratory testing, dosing, post-treatment monitoring, and follow-up care in women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).

Methods: The International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health appointed a multidisciplinary panel of experts who performed a literature review of original research, meta-analyses, review papers, and consensus guidelines regarding testosterone use in women. Consensus was reached using a modified Delphi method. Read More

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Sexuality- and Fertility-Related Issues in Women after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.

Transplant Cell Ther 2021 Feb 6. Epub 2021 Feb 6.

Service d'Hématologie Adolescents Jeunes Adultes, Hôpital Saint-Louis, AP-HP, Paris, France. Electronic address:

Sexual dysfunction and fertility related issues appear as major post-allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) late effects in young women, with a heavy impact on quality of life. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the impact of disease and treatments on sexual quality of life, ovarian function, and family planning initiatives in the context of allogeneic HSCT. Between January 2014 and January 2016, adult female patients who underwent HSCT before age 35 and had been followed for more than 2 years in our center were offered participation in the study through a self-reported survey and/or ovarian function assessment if age <40 at inclusion. Read More

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February 2021

Whether Adding Vitamin D to Tadalafil 5 mg Treatment Is Useful in Patients with Erectile Dysfunction and Vitamin D Deficiency?

Urol Int 2021 Mar 31:1-6. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Urology Department, Alaaddin Keykubat University Alanya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey.

Introduction: Numerous factors such as endothelial disease and hormonal disorder cause the development of erectile dysfunction (ED). However, the relationship between vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and ED is unclear. Moreover, the benefit of vitamin D replacement on ED patients with VDD is uncertain. Read More

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Changes in Sexual Desire and Behaviors among UK Young Adults During Social Lockdown Due to COVID-19.

J Sex Res 2021 Mar 29:1-10. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Department of Psychology, Bournemouth University.

This study examined self-reported changes in young adults' sexual desire and behaviors during the most significant social restrictions imposed to deal with COVID-19. Drawing on a survey of 565 British adults aged 18-32 collected at the peak of social lockdown restrictions, we document an overall decrease in sexual behaviors consistent with abiding by social restrictions. We found that the levels of sexual desire reported by women (but not men) decreased compared with reports of pre-lockdown levels. Read More

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Pregnant again? Perspectives of adolescent and young mothers who and do not experience a repeat pregnancy in adolescence.

Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being 2021 Dec;16(1):1898317

Center for Reproductive Medicine and Comprehensive Attention of Adolescents (Centro de Medicina Reproductiva y Desarrollo Integral del Adolescente CEMERA), Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile (Universidad de Chile), Santiago de Chile, Chile.

: Teen pregnancy remains a major social and public health issue in developing countries. Each additional child compromises the development of both the mother and children. Scarce studies have been performed in Latin America. Read More

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December 2021

A population-based study of the epidemiology and the risk factors for male infertility in Kuwait.

Urol Ann 2020 Oct-Dec;12(4):319-323. Epub 2020 Aug 10.

Department of Pediatrics, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Jabriya, Kuwait.

Purpose: Infertility has become one of the foremost public health concerns, affecting a large number of couples. This research aimed to study and analyze the epidemiological data of male infertility including demographic characteristics and potential accountable factors.

Materials And Methods: A population-based study was carried out among male patients of one center. Read More

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Phenotypic ranking experiments in identifying breeding objective traits of smallholder farmers in northwestern Ethiopia.

PLoS One 2021 25;16(3):e0248779. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Resilient Agricultural Livelihood Systems Program (RALSP), International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

We executed two live animal ranking experiments, own-flock and group-animal ranking, to identify the breeding objectives of Arab and Oromo goat keepers in northwestern Ethiopia as a preliminary step towards designing sustainable breeding programs for two goat populations. In the own-flock ranking experiment, a total of 147 households, out of which 46 were Arab and 101 were Oromo goat keepers that live in semi-arid and sub-humid agroecologies respectively, were visited at their homesteads and were asked to choose their first best, second best, third best and the most inferior does from their own flock. The reasons of ranking and life history of the does (age, previous production and reproduction information) were inquired and recorded; live body weight and some linear body measurements were taken. Read More

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"Being Talked to Like I Was a Sex Toy, Like Being Transgender Was Simply for the Enjoyment of Someone Else": Fetishization and Sexualization of Transgender and Nonbinary Individuals.

Arch Sex Behav 2021 Apr 24;50(3):897-911. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Edificio U6, Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo 1, 20126, Milano, Italy.

Despite the growing interest in the experiences of transgender individuals, the phenomenon of fetishization of transgender bodies and identities has been overlooked. The present study was aimed at investigating the experiences of fetishization of transgender and nonbinary (TGNB) people. Participants in the current study represent a sample of 142 TGNB volunteers from the community who answered the prompt: "If you feel comfortable, could you describe your experience of being fetishized?" Using thematic analysis, we developed three overarching themes relevant to the experiences of fetishization of TGNB participants: (1) context of fetishization; (2) negative experiences of fetishization; and (3) positive or ambiguous experiences of fetishization. Read More

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Benefits of a Multidisciplinary Women's Sexual Health Clinic in the Management of Sexual and Menopausal Symptoms After Pelvic Radiotherapy.

Am J Clin Oncol 2021 Apr;44(4):143-149

Departments of Therapeutic Radiology.

Objective: The objective of this study was to examine patterns of care and outcomes of female cancer patients treated for sexual and menopausal symptoms following pelvic radiotherapy (PRT) at our institution's multidisciplinary Sexuality, Intimacy, and Menopause (SIMS) Program.

Materials And Methods: We performed a retrospective review of 69 female patients who received PRT for gynecologic or gastrointestinal malignancies and were referred for SIMS Program intervention. Indications for referral and treatment patterns were summarized. Read More

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Update on the Medical and Surgical Management of Urethral Condyloma.

Sex Med Rev 2021 Mar 19. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

Division of Urologic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA. Electronic address:

Introduction: Condyloma acuminata (CA) of the urethra presents a management challenge due to high recurrence rates, difficulty in accessing urethral lesions, risk of stricture formation, and potential for sexual dysfunction. While standard treatment modalities are acceptable for some external genital condyloma, they are not always feasible or appropriate for urethral lesions.

Objectives: We sought to review the literature on epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis and treatment of urothelial CA with a focus on surgical treatment options. Read More

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Effects of dutasteride on sex hormones and cerebrospinal steroids in patients treated for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Endocrine 2021 Mar 9. Epub 2021 Mar 9.

Department of Surgery, Urology Section, University of Catania, 95123, Catania, Italy.

Purpose: Neuroactive steroids may have a role in regulating sexual function. This case-control study assessed whether dutasteride, a 5α-reductase inhibitor used for treatment of patients with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), impacts on the levels of neuroactive steroids, leading to erectile dysfunction (ED) and/or hypoactive sexual desire (HSD).

Methods: Forty patients with BPH and moderate-to-severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), pre-scheduled for prostate transurethral resection or open prostatectomy were enrolled. Read More

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Prevalence and associated factors of erectile dysfunction, psychological disorders, and sexual performance in primary vs. secondary infertility men.

Reprod Biol Endocrinol 2021 Mar 9;19(1):43. Epub 2021 Mar 9.

Department of Andrology, Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China.

Background: Many infertile couples might experience erectile dysfunction (ED) and significant changes in the quality of sexual life and psychological state though information is limited in secondary infertile men in China. To determine whether primary or secondary infertility is associated with ED, psychological disorders, and sexual performance.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional survey conducted at the Dongzhimen Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (06/2019-01/2020). Read More

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Sexual function in men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy.

Int J Impot Res 2021 Mar 21. Epub 2021 Mar 21.

Endocrinology Unit, Department of Experimental, Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has a deleterious effect on sexual functions and general well-being in men. Despite this evidence, however, patient and couple knowledge about ADT side effects as well as their management is poor. Similar considerations can be made for physician endorsement of management strategies. Read More

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Effect of housing conditions, management procedures and traits of the external male reproductive tract on the sexual behaviour of natural mating boars.

Theriogenology 2021 Mar 17;167:44-50. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

Clinic for Swine, Department for Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Although artificial insemination in pig production is widespread, many farms rely on natural mating (NM). For NM to be successful, adequate sexual behaviour and a sufficient libido level in boars is crucial for appropriate reproductive performance. Therefore, this observational study evaluated the libido level of 59 boars of different breeds used for NM by a scoring system ranging from 0 (no libido) to a maximum of 23 points (perfect libido) and analysed their general and andrological health as well as housing and management factors influencing the libido. Read More

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