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Researches on premature ejaculation (PE) are hardened by not having a criteria consensus defining them as a disorder. Observing that the same difficulty is found on the nomenclature and also on ordinary criterias, but with substantial differences which are proposed by the disease classification systems. Thus, this study has identified and compared the criteria used on the researches published in the articles on the Science Citation Index databases, MEDLINE, PsycInfo, LILACS, SciELO, CLASE. The searches that started from keywords and the review period were from 2000 to 2013. The results have shown a significant number of articles, but only had been considered those which the investigation was based on an empirical data by using scientific methodology. There were four main criteria used to show significant differences in the evaluation. The first was the ejaculatory latency, defined as an objective measurement and useful for screening, but having non consensus about its estimate. Second, a sense of control, presented significant results, however defined as a subjective measure. Searches related to it has shown that men without PE had reported a very high control over ejaculation compared to men with short ejaculatory latency time. The last two were sexual satisfaction and distress, not being specifically PE and present in all sexual dysfunctions. For both, dissatisfaction was reported on the existence of an PE, usually accompanied by uncomfortable and interpersonal difficulties. The presented data has organized in a systematic way the criteria used when evaluating the PE, an useful compilation for different research fronts.


Título: Diagnostic criteria for premature ejaculation: a literature review

Autores: Ítor Finotelli Jr.

Palavras-Chave: premature ejaculation; sexual behavior; male sexuality; ejaculatory latency; sexual dysfunctions; sexual satisfaction; sense of control; distress

Categoria: Trabalhos publicados em eventos científicos


Referência: Finotelli Jr., I. (2013). Diagnostic criteria for premature ejaculation: a literature review. Trabalho apresentado no 21st Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Porto Alegre, 313-313.