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Impotence and age

Impotence and age

Overview

Impotence does not go hand in hand with aging. Other factors, such as a person's physical health and emotional well-being, are more likely to be the reason for the lack of sexual performance in an individual.

Review Date 10/8/2017

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.