Penile prosthesis: psychologic factors.


A thirty-one-year-old paraplegic male requested a penile prosthesis. Psychiatric evaluations were done of both the patient and his wife. Within seventy-two hours of his arriving home with the prosthesis installed, his wife left their house to seek a divorce. The implications of this event for selecting patients for such devices are explored. Reservations are expressed about a prosthesis being inserted for patients married after the onset of impotence.

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@article{Stewart1976PenilePP, title={Penile prosthesis: psychologic factors.}, author={Todd D. Stewart and Sarah Gerson}, journal={Urology}, year={1976}, volume={7 4}, pages={400-2} }