International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health

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ISSWSH ISSM Joint Meeting 2019

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   24 days left
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Scottsdale, AZ - USA
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ISSWSH / ISSM Joint Meeting 2019

March 7-10, 2019   136 days left
Atlanta, GA, USA
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ISSWSH Annual Meeting 2020

March 5-8, 2020   500 days left
Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld, Orlando, FL, USA

LATEST NEWS

ICD-11 Includes New Chapter on Conditions Related to Sexual Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the official publication of a new version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) which includes a new chapter on Conditions Related to Sexual Health, bringing together conditions that were previously categorized in other ways and mostly under mental disorders.

ICD-11 marks the culmination of a ten-year process which benefited from many contributions by and comments from professional societies and patient advocacy organizations, including ISSWSH.

Changes in the ICD-11 embody a more integrated approach to sexual health. This reorganization reflects the WHO’s definition of sexual health as “a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity”

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Management of GSM in Women with a High Risk for Cancer: Consensus Recommendation

ISSWSH in collaboration with the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is publishing consensus recommendations for the management of genitourinary syndrome of menopause in women with or at high risk for breast cancer. The consensus recommendations will assist healthcare providers in managing GSM with a goal of improving the care and quality of life for these women. Genitourinary syndrome of menopause is more prevalent in survivors of breast cancer, is commonly undiagnosed and untreated, and may have early onset because of cancer treatments or risk-reducing strategies.

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DYSPAREUNIA: CMS CLARIFICATION RESULTS IN EXPANDED TREATMENT AND COVERAGE UNDER MEDICARE PART D

ISSWSH is pleased to announce and recognize the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) clarification of the statutory intent of “Prescription Drug Benefits” section 1860D-2(e)(2)(A) of the Social Security Act, stating that drugs for the treatment of moderate to severe dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse) due to menopause, are not excluded from Medicare Part D coverage when used consistent with this labeling.

ISSWSH, alongside the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and many other interested parties are committed to women’s health and particularly sexual health. James A. Simon, MD, President of ISSWSH, thanks these partners and commends CMS for this clarification that now allows women suffering from dyspareunia, to access expanded treatment options and get coverage under Medicare Part D.

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Contact Details

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

Phone: +1 (952) 683 9025
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