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Title: Prevalence of male sexual dysfunction among Ghanaian populace: myth or reality?
Authors: Amidu, N
Owiredu, WKBA
Woode, E
Addai-Mensah, O
KC Gyasi-Sarpong
et. al
Keywords: sexual dysfunction;
impotence;
premature ejaculation;
Ghana
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Citation: International Journal of Impotence Research (2010) 22, 337–342
Abstract: This study was designed to investigate the prevalence and type of sexual dysfunction (SD) in healthy sexually active Ghanaian men of fertile age. Sexual functioning was determined in 300 healthy Ghanaian men with the Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS) questionnaire leaving in Kumasi metropolis, between December 2009 and April 2010. All men had a steady heterosexual relationship for at least 2 years before enrollment in the study. Of the 300 men selected, 255 (85%) completed the survey; the overall prevalence of SD in these subjects was 66%. The most prevalent areas of difficulty were infrequency (70.2%), premature ejaculation (64.7%), dissatisfaction with sexual acts (61.2%), impotency (59.6%), nonsensuality (59.2%), noncommunication (56.9%) and avoidance (49.0%). There were positive correlation between SD, impotence, dissatisfaction and age. The prevalence rate of SD in Ghanaian men is high and related to age.
Description: An article published by Nature Publishing Group
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12310
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