Sexual Dysfunction

About Unit

With the Urology, Gynecology and Psychiatry departments of Maltepe University Faculty of Medical Hospitals, the treatment of patients with sexual dysfunction is carried out on the basis of confidentiality with a holistic approach. According to the cause of the problem, diagnosis and treatment processes are carried out with the relevant physicians.

What are sexual problems?

These are the problems that prevent a woman or man from establishing and maintaining a healthy and satisfying sexual life due to medical, psychological, social or cultural reasons.

Common sexual problems:

  • Fear and anxiety about sexuality
  • Feelings of guilt and sin
  • Shame
  • Sexual aversion and coldness
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Premature ejaculation or difficulty ejaculating
  • Inability to perform sexual intercourse
  • Arousal in women
  • Orgasm problems
  • Pain or stiffness during sexual intercourse

In addition to these problems, differences in sexual harmony, understanding and approach between spouses also cause sexual problems.

Sexual Dysfunction in Men: The most common sexual dysfunction in male patients is erection, that is, erectile dysfunction. In studies conducted worldwide, 55% of men between the ages of 40-70 experience erectile dysfunction.

Again, in these studies, 15% of adult men and 30% of men over the age of 50 are faced with the problem of loss of sexual desire. 30% of them have premature ejaculation problem.

Sexual Dysfunction in Women: The most common sexual dysfunction in female patients is sexual reluctance and inability to orgasm or difficulty in having an orgasm. It is seen that the rates in male patients are similar in females. While one third of women say that they have almost no sexual desire in their life, between 30% and 50% of them have difficulty in orgasm.

Another common sexual dysfunction problem in women is the contraction of the muscles at the entrance of the female genitalia with fear of sexual intercourse, which is referred to as "vaginismus" in the medical literature.

Causes of sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunctions are grouped under two main headings.
Organic causes: Hypertension, diabetes, vascular diseases, chronic diseases, alcohol, drugs and side effects of drugs used constitute organic causes that lead to sexual dysfunction.
Psychological causes: Reasons such as anxiety, depression, and relationship problems with one's partner constitute psychological causes.

The problem of the patient with sexual dysfunction may not always belong to one of these two classifications. In some patients, sexual dysfunction can be seen with both organic and psychological causes.

Treatment process in sexual dysfunction

First of all, the specialist physicians of Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine Hospitals look at whether the sexual dysfunction of the patient is psychological or physical. As a result of the evaluation of the relevant specialist physicians, the treatment process begins.

The treatment process progresses with sexual therapies, sexual treatments, psychological treatments, drug treatments or surgical methods.

Unit Doctors

Burcu Kök Kendirlioğlu

Asst. Prof. Dr. Burcu Kök Kendirlioğlu

Alcohol and Substance Addiction Treatment Center
Sexual Dysfunction

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