Premature Ejaculation: From Etiology to Diagnosis and Treatment

Premature EjaculationBy

  • Emmanuele A. Jannini, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy
  • Chris G. McMahon, Australian Centre for Sexual Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Marcel D. Waldinger, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common male sexual complaint, with a self-reported prevalence of 20–30% in observational studies. Over the past 10–20 years, our understanding of PE has evolved from the initial premise that it is a psychological disorder to the current recognition of an underlying biological and probably genetic predisposition in many cases. This new understanding has been accompanied by novel approaches to the assessment and treatment of patients with PE.

Premature Ejaculation is the first truly contemporary reference volume on the subject. It covers a broad range of aspects relevant to PE, including past and current definitions of the condition, the etiology of PE, its epidemiology, the impact of PE on both the patient and his partner, and the treatment of PE using pharmacotherapy and/or psychotherapy/cognitive behavioral therapy. The book is well illustrated and referenced, and the primary focus throughout is on evidence-based medicine.

This timely and authoritative volume will be of great value to sexual health physicians, andrologists, endocrinologists, urologists, psychiatrists, sexologists, psychologists, and other interested healthcare professionals.

Key Features

  • Provides an updated overview of all aspects relevant to premature ejaculation (PE)
  • Presents recent developments in pharmacological therapy
  • Level of evidence rated using either the Oxford scale or the GRADE scale
  • Complete and updated reference for the scientific community


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