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Why should I support my partner if he has erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD
Psychiatry
Like many sexual concerns, erectile problems aren't just a man's issue -- they're a couple's issue. While it's not your job to solve your guy's erectile dysfunction (ED) for him, your support and understanding can go a long way to helping him address it. Research backs up this: In a study published in the November 2009 issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers found that men were more likely to seek help for ED if their female partners were satisfied with the relationship before ED began and had a positive attitude about treatment.

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