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Etiology of Premature Ejaculation



The etiology of premature ejaculation is not well understood (International Society for Sexual Medicine 2008; Waldinger 2007). From an etiological and therapeutic viewpoint, it is useful to distinguish between primary (lifelong, from the onset of sexual functioning) and secondary premature ejaculation (acquired after a period of normal sexual functioning) (Sharlip 2006); the latter is not rarely associated with other sexual dysfunctions, such as erectile difficulties (Rosen 2000).


Erectile Dysfunction Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Pudendal Nerve Premature Ejaculation Sexual Medicine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EndocrinologyFree University of AmsterdamAmsterdamthe Netherlands
  2. 2.H.T. Naval Medical SchoolSurabayaIndonesia

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