Sexual dysfunction of torture victims


Victims of torture have a high rate of sexual dysfunction. Victims have reduced desire or requirement to engage in sexual activity, decreased ability to obtain and maintain a penile erection during sex or delayed or absent intervaginal ejaculation.


In a recent study of Greek men who had been tortured 29% experienced some form of sexual dysfunction. All women who have undergone female genital mutilation have impaired sexual functioning, as that is the point of the mutilation.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST