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3,000 British soldiers were given Viagra to help fight erectile dysfunction – RT UK News

According to reports, 3,000 British soldiers have received Viagra, and 60 have received psychosexual therapy to address the impact of active service on their sex lives. Many experienced erectile dysfunction of PTSD.

The statistics come from the British Department of Defense documents for the past five years, Sun reports. In some cases, counseling by couples has also been offered to provide additional support to stressful marriages.

One in 90 soldiers suffering from erectile dysfunction returns from combat largely due to post-traumatic stress disorder, the Daily Mail reports.




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The US Department of Veterans Affairs reports that troops are using PTSD "Significantly more often than their civilian colleagues erectile dysfunction or other sexual problems." The US military spends $ 84 million a year on drugs for erectile dysfunction for troops. Part of it goes to retired veterans who receive Pentagon health insurance coverage.

A 2014 study found that US military under-40s have erectile dysfunction nearly three times as high as the rest of the civilian population.

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