Male "Menopause," aging, and sexual function: A review

Michael E. Metz, Michael H. Miner

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In recent years, attention has been given to clarifying and understanding whether a phenomenon occurs among men similar to the biological and psychological aspects of menopause in women. This article reviews the primary literature, summarizes basic physiological and psychological features of aging for men, and discusses the implications for sexuality and sexual function. We conclude that while there is no definitive evidence that a male menopause exists, important changes occur for many men which require adjustment, adaptation, and personal growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-307
Number of pages21
JournalSexuality and Disability
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1995


  • aging and male sexuality
  • male menopause


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