What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

Stacy Elliott, MD, discusses erectile dysfunction in men.

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Stacy Elliott, MD, discusses erectile dysfunction in men.
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Featuring Dr. Stacy Elliott, MD

Duration: 31 seconds

Erectile dysfunction is one of the most common sexual difficulties men have.

Probably about 20 to 30% of men across the age brackets have some difficulty, either mild, moderate or severe erection problems.

And we define that as something where a man can't get an erection adequate for vaginal penetration - sexual intercourse.

So there are many options we have that can assist somebody to get an erection adequate for penetration.

Presenter: Dr. Stacy Elliott, Psychiatrist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Psychiatrist

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There are very few treatment options for men who suffer from erectile dysfunction.


20-30% of men experience some degree of erectile dysfunction in their life time.


Erectile dysfunction is defined as an erection that is inadequate to achieve vaginal penetration. 

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