Premature ejaculation: Prevalence and associated conditions in a sample of 12,558 men attending the andrology prevention week 2001 - A study of the Italian Society of Andrology (SIA)

C. Basile Fasolo, V. Mirone, V. Gentile, Fabio Parazzini, E. Ricci, Massimo Calabrese, Guiseppe Di Cicco, Stefano Goldoni, Claudio Pento, Gaetano Scipioni, Raffaele Lanfranco Tenaglia, Lodovico Vaggi, Pasquale Annese, Vincenzo Ielapi, Giancarlo Morrone, Giuseppe Nigro, Dario Pariano, Vincenzo Sidari, Giuseppe Alberto Ventrice, Giuseppe ZumboMaurizio Carrino, Virgilio Cicalese, Antonio Cirillo, Diego D'Agostino, Aldo Di Rienzo, Pierluigi Izzo, Aldo Maffucci, Filippo Mazzarella, Stefano Pecoraro, Antonio Russo, Michelangelo Sorrentino, Vincenzo Tripodi, Aniello Zito, Carmelo Nobile, Mario Bianchi, Alessandro Mofferdin, Stefano Fiordelise, Antonio Raffaele Michele Granata, Gabriele Nunzio Irianni, Carlo Lusenti, Carlo Maretti, Armando Maver, Edoardo Pescatori, Fulvio Poletti, Giovanni Vitali, Marzio Zoli, Pasquale Scarano, Giancarlo Basunti, Alessandro Bertaccini, Marcello Soli, Vincenzo Tellarini, Gianni Ughi, Enrico Vaccari, Teo Zenico, Emanuele Belgrano, Massimo Capone, Sandro Ciampalini, Attilio Bettin, Carlo Trombetta, Marco Bitelli, Rocco Bulzomì, Fabio Ferro, Antonino Cardella, Gaetano Carlomagno, Alessandro Casini, Mario Catarinella, Francesco Corvese, Filippo De Pasquale, Luigi Di Luigi, Maria Carla Di Trapano, Gianfranco D'Ottavio, Attilio Guerani, Giuseppe La Pera, Stefano Lauretti, Guglielmo Mazzoni, Paolo Maria Michetti, Giuseppe Nucci, Antonio Rizzotto, Jamal Salhi, Francesco Sasso, Enrico Spera, Giovanni Belgrano, Giorgio Carmignani, Aldo Franco De Rose, Antonio Casarico, Marco Di Pierro, Maurizio Gabelli, Ermanno Marchini, Paolo Pittalugo, Umberto Repetto, Franco Rosso, Tiziano Tentarelli, Piergiorgio Viasco, Edoardo Austoni, Carlo Bellorofonte, Giovanni Beretta, Giovanni Maria Colpi, Giancarlo Comeri, Alberto Mario Marconi

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Abstract

Introduction. Premature ejaculation (PE) is the most frequent sexual complaint. Aim. To investigate prevalence of PE and its associated conditions. Methods. We analyzed information gathered from men attending a free andrologic consultation in 186 Italian medical centers, in the setting of a project focused on andrologic prevention. Main Outcome Measure. Risk factors for PE. Results. Five hundred sixty-nine men suffered from lifelong PE; 1,855 had previously normal ejaculation; and 234 had PE not specified. Men with PE were younger than those without, but after adjusting for concomitant erectile dysfunction the risk of PE significantly decreased with aging. Men more educated, or who had experienced a divorce had a slightly increased risk. Also, lifestyle and occupational status affected the risk of PE. Concerning medical history, a decreased risk of PE emerged in men with treated diabetes, and no association was found with hypertension, cardiopathy, hypercholesterolemia, and peripheral or central neuropathy. Conclusions. The results of the analysis of a large dataset show that subjects with PE who are seeking treatment either have experienced stress-related problems or have a physical condition predisposing to this dysfunction (genital anomalies, prostate inflammation).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-382
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Sexual Medicine
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Medical history
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Risk factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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    Basile Fasolo, C., Mirone, V., Gentile, V., Parazzini, F., Ricci, E., Calabrese, M., Di Cicco, G., Goldoni, S., Pento, C., Scipioni, G., Tenaglia, R. L., Vaggi, L., Annese, P., Ielapi, V., Morrone, G., Nigro, G., Pariano, D., Sidari, V., Ventrice, G. A., ... Marconi, A. M. (2005). Premature ejaculation: Prevalence and associated conditions in a sample of 12,558 men attending the andrology prevention week 2001 - A study of the Italian Society of Andrology (SIA). Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2(3), 376-382. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2005.20350.x