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Why should my partner see a doctor if he has delayed ejaculation?

Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD
Psychiatry
Get a clean bill of health for your partner if he has delayed ejaculation (DE) -- consistent trouble achieving orgasm and ejaculating. Ask your partner to pay a visit to his doctor to make sure that his DE isn't being caused by an infection or a medication that he takes. If he takes selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants or other drugs that can trigger DE, his doctor may be able to suggest a substitute without this side effect. Depending on the causes of his DE, he may also want to consult a counselor or sex therapist to work through possible psychological issues that can influence the condition.

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