7. Endocrinology of the Ejaculatory Process (Thyroid Hormones, Prolactin, Oxytocin, Testosterone)

  1. Mario Maggi
  1. Emmanuele A. Jannini1 and
  2. Andrea Lenzi2

Published Online: 29 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119963820.ch7

Hormonal Therapy for Male Sexual Dysfunction

Hormonal Therapy for Male Sexual Dysfunction

How to Cite

Jannini, E. A. and Lenzi, A. (2011) Endocrinology of the Ejaculatory Process (Thyroid Hormones, Prolactin, Oxytocin, Testosterone), in Hormonal Therapy for Male Sexual Dysfunction (ed M. Maggi), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119963820.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Sexual Medicine & Andrology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Sexology, Department of Experimental Medicine, Universi ty of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy

  2. 2

    Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657607

Online ISBN: 9781119963820

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Keywords:

  • Premature ejaculation;
  • delayed ejaculation;
  • thyroid hormne;
  • prolactin;
  • testosterone;
  • oxytocin

Summary

Ejaculatory disorders are prevalent, yet often under-diagnosed, sexual disorders that affects men of all ages. Identification of the endocrine nature of several patients with both premature ejaculation and delayed ejaculation is hampered by stigma and embarrassment associated with these conditions, and limited awareness that they are treatable. Because diagnosis informs treatment decisions that have an impact on clinical outcomes, the ability to diagnose endocrine risk factors in hyper or hypocontrol of ejaculation is vital to the successful management of these conditions.