Understanding
Peyronie’s disease

How common is Peyronie's disease?

The exact number of men with Peyronie’s disease is not known. Many men are too embarrassed to seek help from a healthcare professional and, therefore, there are many men with Peyronie's disease who remain undiagnosed.

Different studies suggest different rates of Peyronie's disease, but it is likely to affect at least 5% of men.1,4 Therefore, based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian population, it is estimated that 448,000 males aged 18 and over may be affected by Peyronie's disease.

Peyronie’s disease is found in adult men of all ages, but is most common among men 40–60 years old.1

Erectile dysfunction (problems achieving or maintaining an erection) is sometimes associated with Peyronie’s disease, but Peyronie’s disease is a distinct condition.5

What is Peyronie's disease?

Based on Bella AJ 20071 and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (number of males aged 18 years and over)

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