In 2009, the International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM) convened a select panel of experts to develop an evidence-based set of guidelines for patients suffering from lifelong premature ejaculation (PE). That document reviewed definitions, etiology, impact on the patient and partner, assessment, and pharmacological, psychological and combined treatments. It concluded by recognizing the continually evolving nature of clinical research and recommended a subsequent guideline review and revision every 4th year.
Consistent with that recommendation, the ISSM organized a 2nd multidisciplinary panel of experts in April, 2013 which again reviewed the scientific literature on PE. The resulting update of the International Society of Sexual Medicine’s Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Premature Ejaculation (PE) can be found here.