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What causes erectile dysfunction in younger men?

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Erectile dysfunction in younger men often result from psychological causes like tension and anxiety. Other factors that can make it hard for them to get or keep an erection include:

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Feelings of inadequacy
  • Personal sexual fears
  • Rejection by parents or peers
  • Sexual abuse in childhood

SOURCES:

National Kidney & Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Erectile Dysfunction."

Montague, D. July 2005. Journal of Urology,

Ginsberg, T. , September 2006. Medical Clinics of North America

Albersen M. , January 1, 2011. Medical Clinics of  North America

Heidelbaugh J. , February 01, 201. American Family Physician

Lee M. August 11,-2009. BJU International,  

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Aromatherapy May Make Good Scents, But Does It Work?"

Rakel, R. , W.B. Saunders Company, 2011. Textbook of Family Medicine, 8th ed

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Ginkgo."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Asian Ginseng."

Bope, E, Kellerman, R. , 1st Edition, Saunders, 2011. Conn's Current Therapy 2012

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCES:

National Kidney & Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Erectile Dysfunction."

Montague, D. July 2005. Journal of Urology,

Ginsberg, T. , September 2006. Medical Clinics of North America

Albersen M. , January 1, 2011. Medical Clinics of  North America

Heidelbaugh J. , February 01, 201. American Family Physician

Lee M. August 11,-2009. BJU International,  

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Aromatherapy May Make Good Scents, But Does It Work?"

Rakel, R. , W.B. Saunders Company, 2011. Textbook of Family Medicine, 8th ed

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Ginkgo."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Asian Ginseng."

Bope, E, Kellerman, R. , 1st Edition, Saunders, 2011. Conn's Current Therapy 2012

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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