Premature ejaculation is uncontrolled ejaculation either before or
shortly after sexual intercourse begins. Ejaculation occurs before the person
wishes it, with minimal sexual stimulation.
Premature ejaculation is the most common form of male sexual
dysfunction. The cause is often unclear. But it may be related to lack of
sexual experience or to psychological factors such as anxiety or depression. Or it may be related to a medical problem or a side effect of medicines.
Treatment of premature ejaculation depends on the cause of the
problem. It may include counseling, behavior therapy, or, in some cases,
medicines that delay or inhibit orgasm.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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