Articles related to SEXUAL HEALTH
Monkeypox: Avoiding the Mistakes of Past Infectious Disease Epidemics
“The original misnomer for HIV—gay-related immune deficiency (GRID)—looms large in the consciousness of many gay men and offers a cautionary lesson for monkeypox and other infectious disease outbreaks.”
All Specialties July 7th 2022
Sex and the (Not Quite) Single Arthritis Patient
A report from the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR) annual meeting showed that, among 27 people with RA diagnoses, 13 had scores on the 14-item Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire (CSFQ) in the range indicative of sexual dysfunction. In addition, the above was also true for 22 of 72 PsA patients.
Rheumatology July 6th 2022
STDs Continue to Surge During Pandemic, CDC Says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the US continued to rise during the first year of the pandemic. For the first time in seven years, the overall number of reported STD cases was lower than the previous year, but the CDC attributed the drop-off to a decline in reported cases of chlamydia — the nation’s most common STD — that was likely a result of pandemic-related interruptions to screening.
Emergency Medicine April 19th 2022
Preconception Antidiabetic Drugs in Men and Birth Defects in Offspring
Diabetes medications, such as metformin, have glucose-independent effects on the male reproductive system. However, until now, it was unknown if these effects lead to birth defects in offspring. This study concludes that metformin intake in men is associated with major birth defects, particularly genital birth defects in boys.
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism April 5th 2022
MKSAP Quiz: Follow-Up for Gonococcal Arthritis
This quiz tests your knowledge on the appropriate screening follow-up from a 23-year-old woman who was treated for gonococcal arthritis. After a physical exam that showed a complete resolution of symptoms, which screening test is the next course of action? A CD4 lymphocyte subset? Serum IgA level? Total hemolytic complement (CH50) level? Is any additional testing even needed?
Family Medicine/General Practice March 8th 2022
9 Drugs That Can Affect Your Sex Drive
Both men and women can be affected by medications that cause unwanted side effects, one of which can be sexual dysfunction. It’s important to talk to your patients about how to manage their primary conditions while working with them to alleviate the problems associated with these common medications that affect sex drive.
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism June 15th 2021