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Sexual Medicine

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Online ISSN: 2050-1161

Associated Title(s): Sexual Medicine Reviews, The Journal of Sexual Medicine



Sexual Medicine is an official publication of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, and serves the field as the peer-reviewed, open access journal for rapid dissemination of multidisciplinary clinical and basic research in all areas of global sexual medicine, and particularly acts as a venue for topics of regional or sub-specialty interest. The journal is focused on issues in clinical medicine and epidemiology but also publishes basic science papers with particular relevance to specific populations. Sexual Medicine offers clinicians and researchers a rapid route to publication and the opportunity to publish in a broadly distributed and highly visible global forum. The journal publishes high quality articles from all over the world and actively seeks submissions from countries with expanding sexual medicine communities. Sexual Medicine relies on the same expert panel of editors and reviewers as The Journal of Sexual Medicine and Sexual Medicine Reviews.

Aims and Scope

An official publication of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, Sexual Medicine publishes multidisciplinary clinical, basic, and epidemiological research to define and understand the basis of sexual function and dysfunction in diverse populations. Sexual Medicine welcomes manuscripts on basic anatomy and physiology pertaining to human sexuality, pharmacology, clinical management of sexual dysfunction, epidemiological studies in sexuality, psychosexual and interpersonal dimensions of human sexuality, clinical trials, and other articles of interest to clinicians and researchers interested in human sexuality. The open access format of Sexual Medicine ensures that accepted manuscripts will be rapidly published and fully accessible by interested healthcare professionals worldwide.

Sexual Medicine’s emphasis on papers relevant to specific populations distinguishes it from The Journal of Sexual Medicine, which will continue to publish manuscripts on issues of general interest to sexual medicine practitioners worldwide, and Sexual Medicine Reviews, which publishes systematic reviews of controversial topics in sexual medicine.

Sexual Medicine will consider all types of original clinical and basic research papers, including studies conducted with human subjects and experimental models, as well as high-quality clinical, epidemiological, and healthcare policy papers related to sexual function and dysfunction. Sexual Medicine particularly focuses on papers of regional or specialty interest, although any manuscript dealing with sexuality research will be considered. Specific interest is in the following areas of content: Education, Epidemiology, Basic Science, Psychology, Outcomes Assessment, Anatomy/Physiology, Intersex and Gender Identity Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Ejaculatory Disorders, Women’s Sexual Health, Men’s Sexual Health, Couple’s Sexual Dysfunctions, Pharmacotherapy, Peyronie’s Disease, Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation, Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, Dyspareunia, Pharmacotherapy for Sexual Dysfunction, Surgical Management of Sexual Dysfunction, Endocrinology, Oncology.


The readership of Sexual Medicine includes healthcare professionals who study and/or treat sexual health concerns including biologists, endocrinologists, family practitioners, gynecologists, internists, neurologists, physiologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, public health practitioners, sex therapists, urologists and other clinical practitioners. Sexual Medicine aims to be a truly global forum for high-quality sexual medicine research, and advocates that the best research should be published and made widely accessible as quickly as possible. Sexual Medicine publishes papers submitted directly to the journal and those referred from The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Sexual Medicine is an open access fully peer-reviewed journal publishing quality research with speed and efficiency.


urology, sexual, function, dysfunction, erectile, impotence, Sex steroid replacement, Vacuum devices, Oral vasoactive agents, Topical treatment, Psychotherapy, Sex Therapy, Group Therapy, Molecular biologic studies of sexual function, Pharmacologic studies in sexual function, Risk factors/co-morbidities, Iatrogenic sexual dysfunction, Priapism of clitoris, Persistent sexual arousal syndrome, Diabetes mellitus and sexual dysfunction, Chronic renal failure and sexual dysfunction, Spinal cord injury and sexual dysfunction, Blunt trauma and sexual dysfunction, Gynecologic cancer treatments and sexual dysfunction, Breast cancer treatments and sexual dysfunction, Childbirth and sexual function, Menopause and sexual function, Causes and treatment of orgasmic disorders, Vaginal reconstructive surgery, Sex steroid replacement, Vacuum devices, Oral vasoactive agents, Topical treatment, Intra-urethral and intracavernosal therapy, Penile prosthesis, Microvascular arterial bypass/Venous leak surgery, Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, Sexual Aversion Disorder, Dyspareunia, Male Erectile Disorder, Male Orgasmic Disorder, Premature Ejaculation, Peyronie's disease of tunica albuginea, Priapism, Diabetes mellitus and sexual dysfunction Chronic renal failure and sexual dysfunction, Spinal cord injury and sexual dysfunction, Blunt trauma and sexual dysfunction, Pelvic cancer treatments and sexual dysfunction, Causes and treatment of ejaculatory/orgasmic disorders, Causes and treatment of sexual pain disorders, Gene modification and therapy, Genital lengthening/girth enhancement surgery
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