Psychosocial factors and sexual dysfunctions: A descriptive study in Turkish males

Uguz S. , Soylu L., Diler R. , Evlice Y.

PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, cilt.37, ss.145-151, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000078867
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.145-151


The study of human sexuality has dramatically changed in the last decade. The conceptualization of sexual dysfunction developed in the West is now mushrooming in different parts of the world and there is a dearth of research on characteristics of patients seeking treatment for sexual dysfunction in non-Western countries. This paper describes the demographic characteristics, related factors, and clinical symptomatology of 40 male patients with various sexual dysfunctions attending the psychiatric out-patient clinic of Cukurova University, Turkey. Turkey's population is predominantly Muslim and the country unites Europe and Asia, showing the cultural characteristics of both continents. Our results suggest that the patterns of manifestation are similar to those reported elsewhere with the exception of premarital patterns of sexuality. Copyright (C) 2004 S. Karger AG, Basel.