Sexual Dysfunctions in the male



D.S. Sheriff

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 6, No.2. July 1983:203-209


The most widely observed sexual disorders in man are impotence and premature ejaculation. Male erectile disorders may broadly be classified as ‘psychogenic” or “organic”, though in some both these factors co-exist. The development of many ancillary diagnostic methods has brought the important roles played by neural, vascular, pharmacological and hormonal factors in male sexual function. The assessment and evaluation of these disorders had focused our attention to our limited knowledge about the physiology of male sexual function. In this review the different aspects of male sexual function are summarised taking into account the human sexual response cycle, the different organic causes of impotence, the effects of drugs and other neuro-vascular-endocrinological parameters. The important lacunae found in the field makes it an interesting area for further research work, developing proper methods of diagnosis and treatment of the patient.

Keywords: Sexual Dysfunctions in the male