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Impotence

  • By: Emily Wentzell
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Impotence, often called erectile dysfunction (ED) when discussed in a biomedical context, is the inability to sustain a penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse. An estimated 15 to 30 million men worldwide suffer from some degree of this condition; more ...

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