Every Saturday the CSPH highlights some new research in the field of Human Sexuality. This week we’re looking at a new study on the treatment for fecale incontinence. More than 18 million Americans suffer from fecal incontinence, and embarrassing and inconvenient condition that leads to an inability to hold your bowel movements. Until now treatments have included muscle grafts and electrical implants have been less than effective. Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine have recently started working on the world’s first replacement anal sphincter, constructed out of a patient’s own muscle and nerve cells. These new sphincters would truly be part of a patient and would supposedly not be rejected by their host. The research is proving very hopeful.