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Income Inequality and ED
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Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, M.D., FACS
Chairman, Communications Committee
Men who earn less than their wives are more likely to take medication for erectile dysfunction (ED) than their breadwinning peers, a Danish study has found.
Researchers examined two data sets for over 200,000 couples in Denmark. One data set provided annual demographic information; the other gave data on medical prescriptions.
The researchers found that when wives outearned husbands, the men were more likely to have prescriptions for ED drugs.
“Men appear to suffer increased ED at precisely the point where wives start outearning them,” the authors wrote.
However, this result did not occur when wives earned more than husbands going into the marriage or when unmarried men lived with breadwinning women.
Higher-earning wives were more likely to take medication for insomnia and anxiety.
The study was published last month in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
To learn more about the study, including the authors' thoughts on how these findings might apply to other countries, please click here.