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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 417846, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/417846
Clinical Study

Effects of Adult Male Circumcision on Premature Ejaculation: Results from a Prospective Study in China

1Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui 230032, China
2Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui 230032, China
3Academy of Public Health, The Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui 230032, China
4Academy of Public Health, The Xiangya School of Medicine, The Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410000, China
5Department of Urology, The Chaohu Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Chaohu, Anhui 238000, China
6Department of Urology, The Anqing Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Anqing, Anhui 246000, China
7Department of Urology, The Huaibei Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Huaibei, Anhui 235000, China

Received 10 August 2014; Revised 16 December 2014; Accepted 16 December 2014

Academic Editor: Esteban Martinez

Copyright © 2015 Jingjing Gao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of adult male circumcision on premature ejaculation (PE). Therefore, between December 2009 and March 2014, a total of 575 circumcised men and 623 uncircumcised men (control group) were evaluated. Detailed evaluations (including circumcision and control groups) on PE were conducted before circumcision and at the 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-month follow-up visits after circumcision. Self-estimated intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT), Patient-Reported Outcome measures, and 5-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function were used to measure the ejaculatory and erectile function for all subjects. The results showed that, during the one-year follow-up, men after circumcision experienced higher IELT and better scores of control over ejaculation, satisfaction with sexual intercourse, and severity of PE than men before circumcision ( for all). Similarly, when compared with the control group, the circumcised men reported significantly improved IELT, control over ejaculation, and satisfaction with sexual intercourse ( for all). These findings suggested that circumcision might have positive effects on IELT, ejaculatory control, sexual satisfaction, and PE severity. In addition, circumcision was significantly associated with the development of PE.