Sexuality and impotence in the aging man

Clin Geriatr Med. 1991 Feb;7(1):63-72.


Decreased sexual function commonly occurs with aging but should not be considered a normal event. This article discusses normal physiologic changes and the pathologic events that can lead to erectile difficulties. Proper evaluation can lead to a more appropriate choice of therapeutic agent or device and can benefit the quality of life of the older man and his partner.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged*
  • Erectile Dysfunction* / diagnosis
  • Erectile Dysfunction* / etiology
  • Erectile Dysfunction* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Penile Erection / physiology
  • Sexual Behavior