Premature ejaculation has come a long way

It may have been a long time coming but new evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of premature ejaculation could well prove worth the wait.

Developed by the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) the long-awaited guidelines were set by a committee of 20 experts, including Sydney sexual health specialist Dr Chris McMahon.

They incorporate the latest scientific evidence and set out clearly definable scientific criteria for diagnosis.

While the DSM-5 simply provides a broad definition of premature ejaculation, the ISSM has gone a step further in issuing a unified definition of