What are the complications of premature ejaculation (PE)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samuel G Deem, DO; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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No known direct morbidity or mortality results from premature ejaculation. Indirectly, premature ejaculation may alter self-esteem, may cause marital dysfunction, and may be a factor in depression, with its obvious consequences. Severe premature ejaculation can cause stress within a marriage or other relationship, which might contribute to conflicts and separation or divorce in some cases. Conception is also difficult in cases of premature ejaculation before vaginal intromission.


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