Erectile dysfunction and adult onset hypogonadism in leprosy: cross-sectional, control group study
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CitationGuler, H., Kadihasanoglu, M., Aydin, M., & Kendirci, M. (2019). Erectile dysfunction and adult onset hypogonadism in leprosy: cross-sectional, control group study.
Introduction: Erectile dysfinction and hypogonadism are associated with advancing age, but may be more prevalent in men affected by leprosy. Methods: This study compared various measures of testicular and sexual function in leprosy patients and age-matched controls. Results: 51 leprosy patients and 55 controls were recruited. Significant differences between the two groups were found in terms of sexual and psychological functioning, and in endocrine status. Conclusion: A greater awareness of how common sexual dysfunction is in male leprosy patients is called for, so that appropriate interventions can be put in place.