MEN who seek medical help for sexual dysfunction are usually forced by their wives to make the doctor’s appointment, clinical andrologist Dr Mohd Ismail Mohd Tambi told Metro Ahad.
He was quoted as saying that the men would try to avoid consulting
medical experts over “manhood problems” because of their ego and fear of
“More women are making the appointments on behalf of their
husbands,” he said. “Even on the rare occasions that men themselves seek
help, it is because their wives forced them to.”
Men who faced such problems, he said, made matters worse by opting
for “short-cuts” by taking pills and other products to “boost their
These so-called medication, if taken without a doctor’s advice, could even lead to death, Dr Mohd Ismail warned.
Quoting statistics from the latest H4rd Poll by pharmaceutical
company Pfizer Malaysia, he said more than 40% of Malaysian men,
including those in their 20s, suffered sexual dysfunction.
“Even more shocking, the majority of them can perform for about a
minute only,” he said, adding that some wives then resort to divorcing
their husbands. “Others have extramarital affairs to satisfy their
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