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IJMDC. 2022; 6(1): 58-64

The Effects Of Home Quarantine During COVID-19 on Male Potency

Hadi Adnan Mohammed, Jaffar Mohammed Almozayen, Jawad Alzayer, Abdullah AlQatari, Hamed M. Eldarawany.


Background: Impotency or erectile dysfunction (ED) is a multifactorial condition. Psychological problems are one of the leading causes of ED. ED has adverse effects on the quality of life of men, which can also be reflected in their partners. The present study aimed at finding whether the home quarantine during the COVID 19 pandemic and its negative psychological impacts did affect the male potency in Saudi population.
Methods: The International Index of Erectile Function-5 questionnaire was used to assess the potency of males during the period of home quarantine secondary to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Results: Among the studied subjects, most of the men (65%) that participated were young and healthy. It was found that most of the participants exhibited a negative correlation between the home quarantine of COVID 19 and their potency.
Conclusion: The study found no negative correlation between the home quarantine during COVID 19 pandemic and male potency. Further extensive studies are need to be conducted to better understand the correlation and to reach inclusive evidence.

Key words: Erectile dysfunction, impotency, COVID-19, quarantine, impotency

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