When a 17-year-old boy makes inquiries about erectile dysfunction, I’m puzzled. I ask him a few questions to ascertain that there is no evidence of physiologic sexual dysfunction. The boy has no history of a medical condition that would compromise his sexual response. Now is the time, I decide, to launch into the small spiel that I have been rehearsing in my mind.
Interested readers can now access my latest Humane Medicine column, Love’s Labors Lost, recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.