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Is male infertility the same thing as erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is not the same thing as male infertility. Erectile dysfunction happens when a man is unable to sustain an erection 75% of the time to have sex or to finish having sex.  Male infertility includes problems such as low sperm count or low testosterone that prevent conceiving a child. Erectile dysfunction may be linked to problems with male infertility such as low sperm count or low testosterone, but there is treatment for ED, regardless of the cause. Drugs such as sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra) and tadalafil (Cialis) that can help men achieve or sustain an adequate erection. 

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