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October 6, 1999

Sexual Dysfunction in the United States

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

JAMA. 1999;282(13):1229. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-13-jbk1006

To the Editor: Dr Laumann and colleagues1 indicate that sexual dysfunction, in both men and women, is a major health problem. In men they reported a 21% prevalence of premature ejaculation, whereas others2 have noted that the incidence may be as high as 36%.