Male sexual dysfunction in Asia

Chee Kong Christopher Ho, Praveen Singam, Eng Hong Goh, Zulkifli Md. Zainuddin

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Abstract

Sex has always been a taboo subject in Asian society. However, over the past few years, awareness in the field of men's sexual health has improved, and interest in sexual health research has recently increased. The epidemiology and prevalence of erectile dysfunction, hypogonadism and premature ejaculation in Asia are similar in the West. However, several issues are specific to Asian males, including culture and beliefs, awareness, compliance and the availability of traditional/complementary medicine. In Asia, sexual medicine is still in its infancy, and a concerted effort from the government, relevant societies, physicians and the media is required to propel sexual medicine to the forefront of health care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-542
Number of pages6
JournalAsian Journal of Andrology
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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Reproductive Health
Medicine
Premature Ejaculation
Taboo
Men's Health
Hypogonadism
Traditional Medicine
Erectile Dysfunction
Complementary Therapies
Compliance
Epidemiology
Delivery of Health Care
Physicians
Research

Keywords

  • Asia
  • erectile dysfunction
  • health
  • hypogonadism
  • male
  • premature ejaculation
  • sex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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Male sexual dysfunction in Asia. / Ho, Chee Kong Christopher; Singam, Praveen; Goh, Eng Hong; Md. Zainuddin, Zulkifli.

In: Asian Journal of Andrology, Vol. 13, No. 4, 07.2011, p. 537-542.

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Ho, Chee Kong Christopher ; Singam, Praveen ; Goh, Eng Hong ; Md. Zainuddin, Zulkifli. / Male sexual dysfunction in Asia. In: Asian Journal of Andrology. 2011 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 537-542.
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