The International Journal of Romanian Society of Endocrinology / Registered in 1938

in ISI Thomson Master Journal List

April - June 2016, Volume 12, Issue 2
Endocrine Care

Matulevicius V, Zilaitiene B, Preiksa RT, Banisauskaite I, Jureviciute J, Abramavicius S, Matuleviciute I, Kurakovas T, Ostrauskas R, Verkauskiene R, Urbanavicius V

Approaches to the 26–36-year-old Lithuanian Men’s Sexual Function

Acta Endo (Buc) 2016, 12 (2): 168-176
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2016.168

Context. In the year 2003-2004 a circumstantial investigation of young men reproductive health parameters was performed in Nordic and Baltic countries, but sexuality remained undetermined. Objective. To determine the suitability of the European Male Ageing Study – Sexual Function Questionnaire (EMAS – SFQ) for investigation of sexuality of 26–36 year aged general population and to investigate sexuality of Kaunas participants in the project “The reproductive function of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Young men (2003-2004)” (KELLY), using EMAS – SFQ. Design. Sixty one 26–36 year aged KELLY men were recaptured from the list of participants in a 2003-2004 study and completed EMAS – SFQ. Their anthropometric characteristics, scores of sexuality (22 parameters from EMAS – SFQ, 3 calculated parameters and 2 parameters consisting from answers to the only question - masturbation and erectile function-for each participant) were analysed, in conjunction with anthropometric, sperm quality and hormone levels of 2003-2004 18–25 year old general population. Results. Overall sexual functioning and masturbation were higher as compared to all the published data for different age men and different testosterone concentration groups of EMAS study. Conclusions. KELLY sexuality results, obtained using EMAS – SFQ, would be considered as referral values for young men in countries with generally good reproductive health.

Keywords: healthy man, sexuality, reproductive health.

Correspondence: Valentinas Matulevicius MD, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Institute of Endocrinology, Eiveniu 2, Kaunas, 50009, Lithuania, E-mail: