Sexual and Reproductive Health

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A. Salonia (Chair), C. Bettocchi, J. Carvalho, G. Corona, T.H. Jones, A. Kadioglu, I. Martinez-Salamanca, S. Minhas (Vice-Chair), E.C. Serefoǧlu, P. Verze
Guidelines Associates: L. Boeri, P. Capogrosso, N.C. Çilesiz, A. Cocci, K. Dimitropoulos, M. Gül, G. Hatzichristodoulou, V. Modgil, U. Milenkovic, G. Russo, T. Tharakan

1.INTRODUCTION

1.1.Aims and Objectives

The European Association of Urology (EAU) Sexual and Reproductive Health Guidelines aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the medical aspects relating to sexual and reproductive health in adult males. These Guidelines cover the former EAU guidelines on Male Sexual Dysfunction, Male Infertility and Male Hypogonadism.

It must be emphasised that guidelines present the best evidence available to the experts. However following guideline recommendations will not necessarily result in the best outcome. Guidelines can never replace clinical expertise when making treatment decisions for individual patients, but rather help to focus decisions - also taking personal values and preferences/individual circumstances of patients into account. Guidelines are not mandates and do not purport to be a legal standard of care.

1.2.Panel composition

The EAU Sexual and Reproductive Health Guidelines panel consists of an international multidisciplinary group of urologists, endocrinologists and a psychologist. All experts involved in the production of this document have submitted potential conflict of interest statements which can be viewed on the EAU website: https://uroweb.org/guideline/sexual-and-reproductive-health/.

1.3.Available Publications

Alongside the full text version, a quick reference document (Pocket Guidelines) is available in print and as an app for iOS and android devices. These are abridged versions which may require consultation together with the full text version. All documents can be viewed through the EAU website: https://uroweb.org/guideline/sexual-and-reproductive-health/.

1.4.Publication History

This document is a new Guideline which includes a comprehensive update of the 2018 versions of Male Sexual Dysfunction, Male Infertility and Male Hypogonadism, along with a number of new topics. Additional sections will be added in the coming year to address priapism and male contraception and vasectomy which were addressed in the 2018 versions.