Retrospective review of sexual and marital satisfaction of spinal cord injury and diabetic males post penile injection or implant.

Academic Article


  • This study compares sexual activity and sexual and marital satisfaction in spinal-cord-injured (SCI) and diabetic men who had received either a penile prosthesis or papaverine/phentolamine injections for the treatment of impotence. Questionnaires were used retrospectively to assess changes pre- and post-procedure in 30 SCI and 26 diabetic males. Regardless of whether they received a penile prosthesis or injections, both diabetic and SCI males reported increases in diversity and frequency of sexual activities and satisfaction with sexual activities post-implant/injection. When compared with a normative sample, both diabetic and SCI males were found to have poorer body image post-implant/injection. They also reported more disagreement with their partners but engaged in more activities together.
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    Published In

  • Urology  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Adult, Diabetes Mellitus, Drug Therapy, Combination, Humans, Injections, Male, Marriage, Middle Aged, Papaverine, Patient Satisfaction, Penile Erection, Penile Prosthesis, Penis, Phentolamine, Retrospective Studies, Sexual Behavior, Spinal Cord Injuries, Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Author List

  • Jaworski TM; Richards JS; Lloyd LK
  • Start Page

  • 127
  • End Page

  • 131
  • Volume

  • 40
  • Issue

  • 2