TY - JOUR AU - Sante, Stefania Di AU - Mollaioli, Daniele AU - Gravina, Giovanni Luca AU - Ciocca, Giacomo AU - Limoncin, Erika AU - Carosa, Eleonora AU - Lenzi, Andrea AU - Jannini, Emmanuele A. PY - 2016 TI - Epidemiology of delayed ejaculation JF - Translational Andrology and Urology; Vol 5, No 4 (August 2016): Translational Andrology and Urology (Ejaculatory Dysfunction) Y2 - 2016 KW - N2 - A large body of literature on diminished ejaculatory disorders has been generated without the use of a clear diagnostic definition. Many studies have not distinguished between the orgasm and ejaculation disorders leading to doubtful results. Delayed ejaculation (DE) is one of the diminished ejaculatory disorders, which range from varying delays in ejaculatory latency to a complete inability to ejaculate. The present review is aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge on the definition and epidemiology of diminished ejaculatory disorders. We focus on the acquired diseases, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and specific drug regimens that may cause an iatrogenic form of ejaculatory disorder. In addition, the impact of aging is discussed since the prevalence of DE appears to be moderately but positively related to age. Finally, we also focus on the importance of the hormonal milieu on male ejaculation. To date, evidence on the endocrine control of ejaculation is derived from small clinical trials, but the evidence suggests that hormones modulate the ejaculatory process by altering its overall latency. UR - http://tau.amegroups.com/article/view/10793