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Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to attain and maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse. ED may be psychogenic or organic. If the latter, it is often an indicator of atherosclerosis. ED is more common in men with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Drugs used to treat these conditions may also cause ED. 

British Society for Sexual Medicine Guidelines on the Management of Errectile Dysfunction in Men; 2017

Clinical Knowledge Summaries  Erectile Dysfunction; 2020

Sexual Advice Association Information for patients/helpline  Helpline 0207 486 7262 


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