Premature Ejaculation (PE)

Premature ejaculation (PE) affects up to 30% of men and can happen at any age. Although PE may be difficult to talk about, it can be treated by professionals with expertise in sexual health.

What is it?

Premature ejaculation is when ejaculation comes in response to minimal stimulation just before or shortly after penetration. The male is not able to delay ejaculation, which may result in psychological distress to one or both partners.

How is it evaluated?

A history and physical examination are usually sufficient to diagnose premature ejaculation.

Am I at risk?

Premature ejaculation is the most common sexual disorder in men under 40 years old.

How is premature ejaculation treated?

Treatment includes psychotherapy, topical medications and oral medications.

Appointments and Referrals

Call us at 401-793-4636 (4MEN) for more information about our services, to make an appointment, or refer a patient.

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Men's Health Center
The Miriam Hospital/Fain Building
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

Note: The Fain Building is a block away from the Main Building at The Miriam Hospital.

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