Sexual dysfunction and sexual life satisfaction among male students

Research on adolescent sexual health is mainly based on risky behaviour and health outcomes, whereas sexual functioningin adolescence is poorly investigated. The main aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of erectile dysfunction andpremature ejaculation among sexually active fi rst-year male college and university students, and its association with sexual lifesatisfaction.Methods: A total of 174 fi rst-year male college students fi lled out an anonymous, self-administered questionnaire on medicalinformation, behavioural risk factors, and sexual life.Results: The current study showed the prevalence of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation of 17.8% and 9.8%, respectively.Only 4.6% of the participants acknowledged erection diffi culties. Young men dissatisfi ed with personal sexual life had a seven-foldgreater probability to experience erectile dysfunction (OR 6.75; CI 2.85-15.85; p<0.001).Conclusion: Bearing in mind the specifi city of adolescent population, sensitivity of the subject, and often unawareness of erectiledysfunction, approach should be pragmatic. Sexual life dissatisfaction proved to be strongly related to erectile dysfunction. In orderto detect those with potential disorder, professionals should initially ask about sexual life satisfaction rather than enquire directly intoerection diffi culties.
Keywords: adolescent, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation
Category: -> Uncategorised
Volume: Vol. 62, No 1, january - march 2018
Authors: Marija Posavec, Marina Kuzman, Vanja Tešić, Nina Petričević, Ivana Marić, Željka Karin
Reference work: Paediatr Croat. 2018;62:26-33

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