International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health

ISSWSH is a multidisciplinary, academic, and scientific organization whose purposes are:

To provide

opportunities for communication among scholars, researchers, and practitioners about women's sexual function and sexual experience...

To support

the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in research, education, and clinical practice of women's sexuality, and ...

To provide

the public with accurate information about women's sexuality and sexual health.

UPCOMING MEETING

ISSWSH Fall Course 2018

November 15-17, 2018   264 days left
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Scottsdale, AZ - USA
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ISSWSH / ISSM Joint Meeting 2019

March 7-10, 2019   376 days left
Atlanta, GA, USA

LATEST NEWS

ISSWSH Welcomes New President - Dr. James A. Simon

ISSWSH welcomes Dr. James A. Simon, M.D., Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington D.C., as its new President.

Dr. Simon’s goals for his two-year term presidency include doubling the ISSWSH membership by expanding the knowledge of physicians (gynecologists, urologists, internists, and other primary care givers), advanced practice nurses (nurse practitioners, midwives, etc.), physician assistants, mental health providers (e.g., psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, certified sexual health counselors and educators), and pelvic floor physical therapists in the oft-neglected field of sexual medicine, a discipline with similar quality of life impact as arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and irritable bowel syndrome. Further, Dr. Simon vows to pressure the FDA into removing sexually discriminatory barriers to the development of new medications focused on improving women’s sexual health.

Dr. Simon served most recently as the President Elect of ISSWSH. He is also a Past-President of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), and The Washington Gynecological Society.

Dr. Simon is a prolific clinical researcher, holding distinctions for his involvement in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, the earliest advancements of in vitro fertilization, menopause, osteoporosis, and sexual medicine. Dr. Simon’s research has been supported by more than 360 research grants and scholarships from a wide range of sponsors, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), The American Heart Association, The Heinz Foundation and the pharmaceutical industry. He is an author or a co-author of more than 550 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, textbooks, abstracts, and other publications, including several prize-winning papers. Dr. Simon is coauthor of the paperback book “Restore Yourself: A Woman’s Guide to Reviving Her Sexual Desire and Passion for Life.” A short list of his other honors and achievements includes being selected to “Top Washington Physicians,” “America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists,” and “The Best Doctors in America.” Dr. Simon and his care team continue to treat patients from all around the world in his private practice in Washington, D.C.

Expert Consensus Panel On Hsdd Article Recommended In F1000Prime

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder: international society for the study of women’s sexual health (ISSWSH) expert consensus panel review, authored by ISSWSH members Irwin Goldstein, Noel Kim, Anita Clayton, Leonard DeRogatis, Annamaria Giraldi, Sharon Parish, Jim Pfaus, and James Simon, has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field.

F1000 provides a rapidly updated consensus map of the important articles and trends across biology and medicine through the opinions and perspectives of over 10,000 peer-nominated international experts, the F1000 Faculty.

Rethinking the use of hormones to ease menopause symptoms

Studies suggest that the benefits of short-term treatment to control menopausal symptoms outweigh the risks - as long as it is started at or near menopause.

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Contact Details

ISSWSH Executive Office
14305 Southcross Dr
Suite 100
Burnsville MN, 55306
USA

Phone: +1 (952) 683 9025
Fax: +1 (952) 314 8212
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