While premature ejaculation doesn't increase your risk of serious health problems, it can cause problems in your personal life, including:

  • Relationship strains. A common complication of premature ejaculation is relationship stress. If premature ejaculation is straining your relationship, ask your doctor about including couples therapy in your treatment program.
  • Fertility problems. Premature ejaculation can occasionally make fertilization difficult or impossible for couples who are trying to become pregnant. If premature ejaculation isn't effectively treated, you and your partner may need to consider infertility treatment.
Feb. 24, 2011