Sexual Function of Males Before and After Renal Transplantation

Urology. 1975 Jan;5(1):64-6. doi: 10.1016/0090-4295(75)90305-2.


In an attempt to define changes in sexual function before and after renal transplantation, a questionnaire was distributed to adult male patients with functioning kidney transplants. Significant changes in sexual performance were shown during the transition from the healthy state to end-stage renal failure and, finally, to the post-transplant state. Both potency and libido showed marked parallel impairment with the development of end-stage renal failure, followed by moderate recovery after renal transplantation. This study indicates that the majority of men with functioning kidneys can look forward to a return of sexual activity comparable to pre-illness level. However, sexual impairment may persist in some patients after transplantation, emphasizing the need for further evaluation in this group of patients.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Acute Kidney Injury / surgery*
  • Acute Kidney Injury / therapy
  • Adult
  • Coitus
  • Erectile Dysfunction / etiology*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Libido
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Motivation
  • Renal Dialysis / adverse effects*
  • Sex Factors
  • Time Factors
  • Transplantation, Homologous / adverse effects*