Introduction: Ejaculatory problems and male infertility

Fertil Steril. 2015 Nov;104(5):1049-50. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.09.026. Epub 2015 Oct 1.


There are a variety of dysfunctions of the ejaculatory process which may negatively impact male fertility but are not commonly discussed. The meanings of the terms used to describe these conditions are often unclear. This month's Views and Reviews define the commonly used and confused terms. The initial article explains normal male function with an emphasis on the ejaculatory process. Following articles discuss the causes, evaluation and management of the male with ejaculatory dysfunction.

Keywords: Ejaculatory dysfunction; anejaculation; anorgasmia; lack of emission; retrograde ejaculation.

Publication types

  • Introductory Journal Article

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Ejaculation*
  • Fertility*
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Male / etiology*
  • Infertility, Male / physiopathology
  • Infertility, Male / psychology
  • Male
  • Penis / innervation*
  • Risk Factors
  • Sexual Behavior*
  • Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological / complications*
  • Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological / diagnosis
  • Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological / physiopathology
  • Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological / psychology
  • Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological / complications*
  • Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological / diagnosis
  • Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological / physiopathology
  • Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological / psychology