Ira D. Sharlip

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INTRODUCTION Over the past 20 years our knowledge of premature ejaculation (PE) has significantly advanced. Specifically, we have witnessed substantial progress in understanding the physiology of ejaculation, clarifying the real prevalence of PE in population-based studies, reconceptualizing the definition and diagnostic criterion of the disorder, assessing(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a contemporary, evidence-based definition of premature ejaculation (PE). METHODS There are several definitions of PE; the most commonly quoted, the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - 4th Edition - Text Revision, and other definitions of PE, are all authority-based rather than(More)
During a 9-year period, 1469 men who underwent microsurgical vasectomy reversal procedures were studied at five institutions. Of 1247 men who had first-time procedures, sperm were present in the semen in 865 of 1012 men (86%) who had postoperative semen analyses, and pregnancy occurred in 421 of 810 couples (52%) for whom information regarding conception(More)
* A significant proportion of men with erectile dysfunction (ED) exhibit early signs of coronary artery disease (CAD), and this group may develop more severe CAD than men without ED (Level 1, Grade A). * The time interval among the onset of ED symptoms and the occurrence of CAD symptoms and cardiovascular events is estimated at 2-3 years and 3-5 years(More)
INTRODUCTION In 2009, the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) convened a select panel of experts to develop an evidence-based set of guidelines for patients suffering from lifelong premature ejaculation (PE). That document reviewed definitions, etiology, impact on the patient and partner, assessment, and pharmacological, psychological, and(More)
INTRODUCTION Growing evidence has linked circumcision with some protection against HIV infection. Should nations with a high HIV infection rate encourage male circumcision? METHODS Four people with expertise and/or interest in the area of circumcision and HIV were asked to contribute their opinions. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE To provide food for thought,(More)
INTRODUCTION The International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) Ad Hoc Committee for the Definition of Premature Ejaculation developed the first evidence-based definition for lifelong premature ejaculation (PE) in 2007 and concluded that there were insufficient published objective data at that time to develop a definition for acquired PE. AIM The aim of(More)
INTRODUCTION The incidence and prevalence of various sexual dysfunctions in women and men are important to understand to designate priorities for epidemiologic and clinical research. AIM This manuscript was designed to conduct a review of the literature to determine the incidence and prevalence of sexual dysfunction in women and men. METHODS Members of(More)