16 Jun '11, 10am

60 percent of Singaporean men suffer impotence

Nearly 60 per cent of Singaporean men over the age of 40 have difficulty getting or maintaining an erection, with ethnic Indians the worst affected, a report said on Wednesday quoting from a yet to be released survey. A study by urology specialists at National University Hospital found that 58.5 per cent of 412 randomly selected men suffered some form of impotence, the Straits Times said. The results, to be published in a medical journal later this year, showed that 26.5 per cent of men had a mild problem, for 8.7 per cent the problem was moderate, and 23.3 per cent had severe difficulties. “Erectile dysfunction… is a significant problem, and the prevalence rate increases with age,” urologist James Tan told the newspaper. The surveyed men, all over the age of 40, were questioned about their sexual activity and how they performed in bed. They were asked to rate their sexual...

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