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IHP Review: impotence.org
Impotence.org is maintained
by the American Foundation for Urologic Disease to provide information
about erectile dysfunction (ED), which it defines as consistent
inability to attain and maintain a penile erection sufficient
enough to permit satisfactory sexual intercourse. The term "erectile
dysfunction," was created as a more specific definition
than the term "impotence," which can also include problems,
with libido (sexual drive), ejaculation, and orgasm. Experts
believe that up to 80% of ED cases may be due to physical (organic)
conditions, with psychological factors accounting for the remaining
20%. In many cases, however, there are both psychological and
physical reasons for the condition.
- Articles written by experts on sexual function and other
related medical conditions.
- A confidential registry for men with erectile dysfunction.
Upon completing a brief questionnaire on-line, consumers can
access an interactive area in which they can observe, compare
and discuss various treatment options with other men and their
partners worldwide via live chat. Registrants will receive e-mail
updates of upcoming chats.
- Questions and Answers in a "Frequently Asked Questions"
- Audio downloads of patients and their partners
- Information for partners
- Links to other impotence sites
- A physician locator for urologists and other specialists
- A reference sections for physicians
- A "media only" area in which journalists can download
press releases, videos of past conferences, and other materials.
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