ESSM Position Statements

Each year, the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) publishes position statements on sexual medicine related issues that are of interest to its members and the public. You can view our recent position statements by following the links below. If you have questions or comments, please email to

Position Statements

November 2019

Hormonal Contraception and Female Sexuality

Hormonal contraception is available worldwide in many different forms. Fear of side effects and health concerns are among the main reasons for not using contraceptives or discontinuing their use.

Oktober 2019

Low-Intensity Shock Wave Therapy in Sexual Medicine — Clinical Recommendations from the European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM)

Low-intensity shockwave therapy (LISWT) has been investigated for the treatment of uroandrological disorders including erectile dysfunction (ED), Peyronie’s disease (PD) and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) with controversial findings.