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Varicocele (enlarged veins in the scrotum) is associated with erectile dysfunction. Keller, J. J. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 9: 1745

US FDA approves Avanifil to treat erectile dysfunction.  The new drug, manufactured by Vivus inc., is marketed in the brand name Stendra.  Avanifil acts by inhibiting a specific phosphodiesterase type 5 enzyme. FDA 27 Apr 2012

Condoms have been used for at least 400 years, yet there is still a need for instruction on consistent and correct condom use. The American Social Health Association (ASHA)
 
Laboratory testing reveled breaks in 1 % and leaks in 2 % of used condoms. Sexually Transmitted Diseases: July 2011, 38(7):580

Male circumcision reduced female-to-male transmission of HIV by approximately 47 percent. Journal of Infectious Diseases, February 1, 2012 205 (3)

Men who have the skin condition atopic eczema may have a higher risk of erectile dysfunction than other men. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, online: 12 Jan 2012 
There is a relationship between premature baldness (androgenetic alopecia) and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology March 2012; 66 (3) 401

US FDA has approved Tadalafil (Cialis) in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The drug is used to treat erectile dysfunction since 2003.

Having a history of psoriasis may increase the risk for erectile dysfunction (ED). Patients with ED are 3.85-fold more likely to have a history of psoriasis than controls. Journal of Sexual Medicine; online, 24 October 2011

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued draft recommendations against using tests measuring prostate specific antigen (PSA), a protein associated with prostate cancer at high levels. 7 October 2011

The prevalence of HIV among circumcised men was 55% lower than among their uncircumcised counterparts.  South African study; International AIDS Society conference 2011

Circumcision reduces HPV (human papilloma virus) - associated precancerous lesions of the penis. International Journal of Cancer May 2011

US FDA has approved Gardasil vaccine for young men ages 9 to 26 since December 2010. Gardasil was initially approved in 2009 for young women ages 9 to 26 as prevention against certain types of HPV (Human papilloma virus)

There exist an association between the human papillomavirus (betaPV) infection and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in organ transplant recipients. American Journal of Transplantation July 2011; 11, ( 7): 1498

 


 

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