Non-infectious diseases

Premature Ejaculation

Premature Ejaculation

What is Premature Ejaculation? Premature ejaculation is a type of male sexual dysfunction, characterised by a man’s inability to control ejaculation so that sex can continue long enough for both partners’ satisfaction. Typically this means that the male partner will ... Read More »

Undescended Testes

Undescended Testes

Undescended testes or cryptorchidism occurs when one or both testicles fail to move into the scrotum prior to birth. The testicles develop before birth in the abdominal cavity and normally descend into the scrotum before birth. The testicles are the ... Read More »

Male Sexual Dysfunction

Male Sexual Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to develop or maintain an erection that is rigid enough to allow penetration of the vagina, and therefore functional sexual intercourse. Generally, the term erectile dysfunction is applied if this occurs frequently (75% of the ... Read More »

Female Sexual Dysfunction

Female Sexual Dysfunction

The World Health Organisation defines female sexual dysfunction (FSD) as “the various ways in which an individual is unable to participate in a sexual relationship…she would wish.” FSD is classified into a range of disorders depending on the specific nature ... Read More »

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

The traditional definition of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is an absence of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity. The disturbance must cause marked distress or interpersonal difficulty; cannot be better accounted for by another major mental disorder (except ... Read More »

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), also known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome, is a common condition characterised by menstrual irregularities and symptoms or laboratory evidence of hyperandrogenism (excess levels of androgen). In many women with PCOS, polycystic ovaries will be detected on ultrasound. ... Read More »

Vaginal Thrush – Yeast Infection

Vaginal Thrush – Yeast Infection

Vaginal thrush (or vulvovaginal candidiasis) is a common condition that is often chronic and can interfere with women’s sexual function and sense of wellbeing. It is associated with vulvitis (inflammation of vulva) and vaginitis (inflammation of vagina). It is a ... Read More »

Testosterone Deficiency

Testosterone Deficiency

What is Testosterone Deficiency? Male hypogonadism is a disorder in which a man has testosterone deficiency, that is, he produces abnormally low levels of the male sex hormone testosterone. As testosterone plays an important role in regulating the male sex ... Read More »