Erectile Dysfunction

Overview: Erection problems, which affect about one in ten men, are treatable, with approaches ranging from medicines to surgery. In this Medically Speaking podcast, Andrew C. Kramer, M.D., describes what causes erectile dysfunction, why medicines are often the first line of treatment and how a surgical implant may help some people who have not responded to other treatments.

In this interview with Bill Seiler, Dr. Kramer also describes why a man's sexual partners may play a major role in the treatment process. Dr. Kramer is a urologist and director of reproductive and sexual medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is also an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.