Sexual and Reproductive Health


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 men. 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 - while 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 multi-disciplinary 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:

1.3. Available Publications

A quick reference document, the Pocket Guidelines, is available. This is an abridged version that may require consultation together with the full-text version. A number of scientific publications are also available. All documents can be viewed through the EAU website:

1.4. Publication History

The EAU Sexual and Reproductive Health Guidelines were first published in 2020. This 2024 document presents a limited update of the 2023 publication.

1.5. Changes in the Guideline for 2024

The 2024 Sexual and Reproductive Health Guidelines have undergone a major revision and restructuring of the full text as well as a review of all recommendations.