Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
: 2014  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92--95

Premature ejaculation: A review

Sukumar Reddy Gajjala, Azheel Khalidi 
 Department of Dermatology and STD, Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences, Peerancheru, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common male sexual disorder. It is defined by the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders as źDQ╗ejaculation occurring, without control, on or shortly after penetration and before the person wishes it, causing marked distress or interpersonal difficulty. [1] Although the timing of intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT) (i.e., time from penetration to ejaculation) is not included in this definition, an IELT of <2 min, or ejaculation occurring before penetration, has been considered consistent with PE. [2] Management involves both the patient and his partner. Therapeutic options should suit both partners and be appropriate to their habit in planning and frequency of intercourse. Follow-up at appropriate intervals to judge efficacy, titrate dosage of pharmacological treatments and ascertain side effects is mandatory.

How to cite this article:
Gajjala SR, Khalidi A. Premature ejaculation: A review.Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2014;35:92-95

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Gajjala SR, Khalidi A. Premature ejaculation: A review. Indian J Sex Transm Dis [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 25 ];35:92-95
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