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32% more men complain of reduced sex drive in 2019 versus 2009

A single-centre study collecting longitudinal data over 10 years reported that substantially more men complain of reduced sexual desire than a decade ago. Conversely, fewer men complain of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

Prof. Paolo Capogrosso (San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy) presented their study attempting to address why men seek medical support for sexual health problems [1]. While erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation have become less commonly reported, complaints of reduced sexual desire and Peyronie's disease are on the rise.

The researchers included 3,244 men who visited the San Raffaele Hospital Sexual Health Clinic over the last decade (2009-2019) and collected information concerning the reasons they initiated consultation. The observations boiled down to a few key trends:

- Since 2013, there has been a steady decrease in the number of men who complained of erectile dysfunction.
- At baseline in 20...



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