Psychosocial aspects of ejaculatory dysfunction and male reproduction

Capsule:
This article provides a summary of the biopsychosocial model and the assessment and treatment of psychologically based male sexual dysfunction as manifested in cases of infertility.

Author:
John P. Wincze, Ph.D.

Volume 104, Issue 5, Pages 1089-1094

Abstract:

This article provides a summary of the biopsychosocial model and the assessment and treatment of male sexual dysfunction as manifested in cases of infertility. In couples trying to get pregnant, a unique set of psychosocial and behavioral changes may evolve that directly interferes with a couple’s usual pattern of sexual behavior, resulting in sexual dysfunction. The unique set of changes is discussed and how these changes impact on erectile and ejaculatory function. Strategies for assessing and managing male sexual dysfunction that compromise fertility are reviewed.

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