Sexual dysfunction is a problem in a person’s sexual desire, arousal, or orgasm. Sexual dysfunction is common. It affects as many as 30% of men and 40% of women. For couples dealing with infertility, it is even more common. Often, people ignore or downplay the sexual problems of infertile couples. Many think that the issues will go away on their own or will not have long-term consequences.
Some sexual problems may go away when the pressures of infertility treatment end. But sexual difficulties often linger or get worse after treatment ends or a couple becomes parents. Even couples who never have major sexual problems often find they have times when they have less sexual desire and satisfaction because of emotional distress or the physical strains of infertility or a specific treatment.
Infertility affects approximately fifteen percent of couples trying to initiate a pregnancy and male factors are responsible in up to 50% of couples struggling with infertility. Our program conducts state-of-the-art testing and research to assist in the evaluation of male factor infertility in addition to fertility preservation for males with cancer.
Sexual dysfunction includes erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, change in penile shape, ejaculation problems and orgasm alterations. The goal of our research and patient care is to restore sexual function and intimacy for men with sexual dysfunction.
Conditions we treat within this category include: