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INTRODUCTION Surgical and histologic sources of information give little reference to innervation, vascular, and epithelial details of the labia minora. Little is known about areas of nerve density, epithelial qualities, and vascular compartments of the labial minora that contribute to sexual arousal and orgasm. Surgical procedure development and counsel(More)
Burgeoning evidence suggests that the hormone relaxin modulates collagen in the extracellular matrix of diverse tissues. In separate lines of study, we provide further substantiation of this hypothesis. Immunofluorescence was used to probe isolated fibroblasts derived from volar oblique ligament explant culture for vimentin, actin, RXFP1, and estrogen(More)
INTRODUCTION Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show an increased prevalence of enuresis and other daytime voiding symptoms (DVS). There is also some evidence toward an increased prevalence of enuresis among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but with no data available with respect to DVS or response to medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the cellular distributions of oestrogen receptors alpha and beta (ER alpha and ER beta) and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in the labia minora, as knowledge about ER type and function may clarify the role of oestrogens in vaginal scar formation and improve outcomes in female genital surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Labial samples(More)
PURPOSE Understanding the types of sensory nerve termini within the glabrous skin of the human male foreskin could throw light on surgical outcomes and therapeutic possibilities for the future. Various receptor types sense changes in temperature, position, pressure, pain, light touch, itch, burning and pleasurable sexual sensations. Similarities and(More)
Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy was compared with cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy augmented by leuprolide acetate (LA) for suppression of pedophilic behavior. Five male pedophiles (M age, 50 years; range, 36-58) were administered LA by Depo injection for 12 months, followed by saline placebo for 12 months. Testosterone levels, sexual interest(More)
Heightened states of generalized CNS arousal are proposed here to facilitate sexual arousal in both males and females. Genetic, pharmacologic and biophysical mechanisms by which this happens are reviewed. Moreover, stimulation of the genital epithelia, as triggers of sex behavior, is hypothesized to lead to a greater generalized arousal in a manner that(More)
PURPOSE The initiation of genital tactile stimulation is regarded as a precursor to sexual arousal and perhaps in women it is the most easily recognized initiator of central nervous system arousal. Unfortunately little published material details the specific mechanisms preceding arousal, beginning at the epithelial level, which are the sensory precursors to(More)
PURPOSE Our review addresses the various system abnormalities associated with cloacal exstrophy and revisits the question of gender assignment. Gender assignment decisions and psychological aspects of gender issues have become the "ultimate challenge." Exploration of gender identity, gender role behavior and sexual orientation has just begun. MATERIALS(More)