Original investigations into the diagnosis and treatment of ejaculatory dysfunction

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Volume 110, Issue 1, Pages 66–67


Martin Kathrins, M.D.


Schellen T. Induction of ejaculation by electrovibration. Fertil Steril 1968;19(4):566–9.

“The method employed is simple, harmless and—above all—not objectionable to patients. In cases such as those described, it is preferable to other therapeutic measures, which are too often both prolonged and useless.”

Girgis SM, Etriby A, El-Hefnawy H, Kahil S. Aspermia: a survey of 49 cases. Fertil Steril 1968;19(4):580–8.

“Retrograde ejaculation was associated with stricture of the urethra of long standing. A tight stricture may allow passage of urine but not semen, which is more viscid.”

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