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'India Is The Impotence Capital Of The World'

On the most common sexual problems, the changing nature of Indian sexuality, and his new book

'India Is The Impotence Capital Of The World'
P. Anil Kumar
'India Is The Impotence Capital Of The World'
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Impotence seems to be the most common complaint that you deal with. Can you tell us why?

India is the impotence capital of the world, not just in sheer numbers but also in prevalence rates. Impotence affects over 50 per cent of males above 40, and contributing causes are heart disease, hypertension, excessive smoking and drinking. In India there has been a steep rise in heart ailments, and this has also been reflected in the rise in levels of impotency. And it isn't an all-or-nothing scenario. You can have decreasing levels of rigidity, and even if a person isn't completely impotent they might not be able to perform. Now we have machines that can measure rigidity, and we have moved beyond early thinking on the subject.

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