Is Male Impotence Usually a Psychological, Versus a Medical Problem?

Resources used to support "Yes"

It is estimated that impotence occurs among 25-30 million men in the United States. Impotence, however hits older men the hardest. One over every three men over the age of 60 will experience impotence at one point in his life. Impotence is perfectly normal. However, if a man focuses on this one time event, he is then on his way to a serious problem. Impotence has been deemed an embarrassing problem for men for many years. Fifteen percent of impotence cases are due to psychological reasons, rather than medical or physical. Impotence is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection satisfactorily for intercourse. Nonetheless, impotence is treatable 95% of the cases. In choosing a treatment, one must first consider options and possible outcomes , among them psychotherapy.



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