The purpose of this research was to find out what effects the TURP has on ejaculatory ability, frequency of coitus and the emission of seminal fluid. The sample consisted of 50 men, age 46-65, who were married, and had no cancer or other possible physical causes for impotence. Each man was personally interviewed.
Forty-six patients (92 percent) were able to ejaculate. A decrease in the frequency of coitus was reported by 40 per cent of the men. A normal ejaculation of seminal fluid was experienced by thirteen (26 percent) of the men. Considering all the changes in the sexual function together, 68 percent alleged one or more changes. Sexual function was the same for sixteen (32 percent) of the men, except that eleven of this group had retrograde ejaculations.
Significant conclusions are that erections, ejaculations and concomitant psychic orgasms do occur after a TURP. A decrease in coital frequency occurs about 40 per cent of the time. Most patients (74 per cent) experience a retrograde ejaculation. The majority (68 percent) of TURP patients have one or more significant changes in their sexual function.
Roger W. Barnes
Stanley E. Farley
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Moon, Edward T., "Sex and the Transurethral Prostatectomy" (1965). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1662.
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