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New study on men's sexual health problems
Do men have symptoms before, during or after sex? How do you deal with your sexual health problems? Are you looking for help, if so, where? As part of a representative study, the market research institute Splendid Research commissioned the online medical practice DrEd to question around 500 men between the ages of 20 and 50 about their sexual health problems.
The result: Every third man has had complaints during sex. Are there
Erection problems (12 percent), premature ejaculation (11 percent) or pain (13 percent) are the most common problems reported.
Diagnosis from the web?
The trend towards digitization is also evident in the health sector: anyone looking for advice does research primarily on the Internet (53 percent). Only one in four (25 percent) go to a doctor and 10 percent of men contact a therapist.
Beverley Kugler, Medical Director Germany of the online doctor's office DrEd.com, knows: “Many men are uncomfortable with their complaints, especially on these issues. You do not want to go to the doctor, and complaints such as erectile dysfunction should not be taboo. After all, it's about health and, to some extent, quality of life. ”
According to the study, almost half of the men (46 percent) who avoid visiting the doctor talk to their partner about their problems. Almost one in four (23 percent) keeps his worries to himself and does not speak to anyone.
Discrete at a distance
Health problems such as erectile dysfunction can be symptoms of another underlying condition, such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes. It is therefore important to clarify the possible causes of the complaints with a doctor.
But what lowers the inhibition threshold so that the sick trust the doctor? What do medical counseling offerings have to look like so that they make it easier to access medical counseling, especially in the case of supposedly “embarrassing problems”? According to the results of the study, telemedical services in particular seem to be a solution. Every second person affected (50 percent) advocates an online medical questionnaire, followed by online consultation via video (29 percent), chat (28 percent) or a telephone conversation with the doctor (20 percent).