S1-Leitlinie Diagnostik und Therapie der erektilen Dysfunktion

Translated title of the contribution: S1-Guideline for Diagnosis and Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Carl Albrecht Haensch, Max Hilz, Wolfgang Jost, Albert Kaufmann, Thomas Kessler, Heinz Lahrmann

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The S1-Guideline Diagnosis and Therapy of Erectile Dysfunction (Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany (AWMF) registration number 030/112) is available in a completely revised version. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the persistent or recurrent inability to acquire or sustain an erection of sufficient rigidity and duration for sexual intercourse. There is a high prevalence of ED in the general population in Germany. The frequency of sexual activity decreases with age, and sexual problems become more common with aging. Overall, the prevalence of ED is 2.3 % in men 20 to 30 years of age and 53.4 % in men in their 7th decade of life. The guideline offers firm recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from ED. The introduction of new oral therapies has completely changed the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to ED, which is often carried out in a uncritical way.

Translated title of the contributionS1-Guideline for Diagnosis and Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)225-233
Number of pages9
JournalFortschritte der Neurologie Psychiatrie
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Erectile dysfunction
  • PDE-5 inhibitors
  • Sexual activity


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