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Dr Erik Wibowo

PositionLecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
QualificationsB Med Sci (Hons) (University of Sydney) PhD (Dalhousie University)
Research summaryHormones and behaviour
MembershipsInternational Academy of Sex Research, Canadian Sex Research Forum

Research

Dr Wibowo is interested in understanding the side effects of androgen deprivation (ADT) in prostate cancer patients. Men with systemic prostate cancer are commonly prescribed ADT in order to slow down the cancer growth. ADT, however, deprives men of testosterone. ADT results in numerous side effects that detrimentally impair the quality of life of both patients and their partners.

Dr Wibowo plans to further investigate the impact of androgen deprivation on sexual, sleep and cognitive functions in both prostate cancer patients and on animal models.

Publications

Mainwaring, J. M., Garcia, A. C. B., Hull, E. M., & Wibowo, E. (2021). The rare phenomenon of consecutive ejaculations in male rats [Brief report]. Sexes, 2(2), 183-188. doi: 10.3390/sexes2020016

Małolepsza, A., Kudrycka, A., Karwowska, U., Hoshino, T., Wibowo, E., Böjti, P. P., … Kuczyński, W. (2021). The role of screening questionnaires in the assessment of risk and severity of obstructive sleep apnea: Polysomnography versus polygraphy. Advances in Respiratory Medicine, 89(2), 188-196. doi: 10.5603/ARM.a2021.0038

Delpachitra, S., Campbell, A. J., & Wibowo, E. (2021). The influence of education level on sleep-related outcomes and sleep management strategies in prostate cancer patients. Journal of Men's Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.31083/jomh.2021.033

Bird, R. J., Wibowo, E., Fitzgerald, R. P., Murray, K., Beres, M. A., & Girling, J. E. (2020). Teaching reproduction, gender and sexuality: Broad, multidisciplinary and nuanced. Sex Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14681811.2020.1845643

Galvin, K. T., Garland, S. N., & Wibowo, E. (2020). The association between insomnia and orgasmic difficulty for prostate cancer patients: Implication to sex therapy. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2020.1848947

Wibowo, E., & Wassersug, R. (2018). Sexual aids for gay and bisexual men and transgender women after prostate cancer treatments. In J. M. Ussher, J. Perz & S. Rosser (Eds.), Gay & bisexual men living with prostate cancer. (pp. 164-179). New York, NY: Harrington Park Press. doi: 10.17312/harringtonparkpress/2018.06.gbmlpc.010

Chapter in Book - Research

Delpachitra, S., Campbell, A. J., & Wibowo, E. (2021). The influence of education level on sleep-related outcomes and sleep management strategies in prostate cancer patients. Journal of Men's Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.31083/jomh.2021.033

Journal - Research Article

Mainwaring, J. M., Garcia, A. C. B., Hull, E. M., & Wibowo, E. (2021). The rare phenomenon of consecutive ejaculations in male rats [Brief report]. Sexes, 2(2), 183-188. doi: 10.3390/sexes2020016

Journal - Research Article

Bird, R. J., Wibowo, E., Fitzgerald, R. P., Murray, K., Beres, M. A., & Girling, J. E. (2020). Teaching reproduction, gender and sexuality: Broad, multidisciplinary and nuanced. Sex Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14681811.2020.1845643

Journal - Research Article

Delpachitra, S., Campbell, A., & Wibowo, E. (2020). Preference for sleep management strategies among prostate cancer patients: An Aotearoa/New Zealand perspective. Cancer Treatment & Research Communications. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ctarc.2020.100219

Journal - Research Article

Duthie, C. J., Calich, H. J., Rapsey, C. M., & Wibowo, E. (2020). Maintenance of sexual activity following androgen deprivation in males. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 153, 103064. doi: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2020.103064

Journal - Research Article

Galvin, K. T., Garland, S. N., & Wibowo, E. (2020). The association between insomnia and orgasmic difficulty for prostate cancer patients: Implication to sex therapy. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2020.1848947

Journal - Research Article

Mathew, S., Rapsey, C. M., & Wibowo, E. (2020). Psychosocial barriers and enablers for prostate cancer patients in starting a relationship. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 46(8), 736-746. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2020.1808549

Journal - Research Article

Wibowo, E., Garcia, A. C. B., & Mainwaring, J. M. (2020). Chronic sleep deprivation prolongs the reduction of sexual behaviour associated with daily sexual encounter in male rats. Physiology & Behavior, 224, 113058. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2020.113058

Journal - Research Article

Wibowo, E., Wassersug, R. J., Robinson, J. W., Santos-Iglesias, P., Matthew, A., McLeod, D. L., & Walker, L. M. (2020). An educational program to help patients manage androgen deprivation therapy side effects: Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary outcomes. American Journal of Men's Health, 14(1). doi: 10.1177/1557988319898991

Journal - Research Article

Wibowo, E., Wong, S. T. S., Wassersug, R. J., & Johnson, T. W. (2020). Characteristics of males who obtained a voluntary penectomy. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49, 793-803. doi: 10.1007/s10508-019-01607-8

Journal - Research Article

Wong, S. T. S., Wassersug, R. J., Johnson, T. W., & Wibowo, E. (2020). Differences in the psychological, sexual, and childhood experiences among men with extreme interests in voluntary castration. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10508-020-01808-6

Journal - Research Article

Wibowo, E., Wassersug, R. J., Robinson, J. W., Matthew, A., McLeod, D., & Walker, L. M. (2019). How are prostate cancer patients managing androgen deprivation therapy side effects? Clinical Genitourinary Cancer, 17(3), e408-e419. doi: 10.1016/j.clgc.2018.12.006

Journal - Research Article

Wassersug, R., & Wibowo, E. (2017). Non-pharmacological and non-surgical strategies to promote sexual recovery for men with erectile dysfunction. Translational Andrology & Urology, 6(Suppl. 5), S776-S794. doi: 10.21037/tau.2017.04.09

Journal - Research Article

Wibowo, E. (2017). Cognitive impacts of estrogen treatment in androgen-deprived males: What needs to be resolved. Current Neuropharmacology, 15(7), 1043-1055. doi: 10.2174/1570159X15666170313122555

Journal - Research Article

Handy, A. B., Jackowich, R. A., Wibowo, E., Johnson, T. W., & Wassersug, R. J. (2016). Gender preference in the sexual attractions, fantasies, and relationships of voluntarily castrated men. Sexual Medicine, 4(1), e51-e59. doi: 10.1016/j.esxm.2015.11.001

Journal - Research Article

Wibowo, E., Pollock, P. A., Hollis, N., & Wassersug, R. J. (2016). Tamoxifen in men: A review of adverse events. Andrology, 4(5), 776-788. doi: 10.1111/andr.12197

Journal - Research Article

Wibowo, E., Calich, H. J., Currie, R. W., & Wassersug, R. J. (2015). Prolonged androgen deprivation may influence the autoregulation of estrogen receptors in the brain and pelvic floor muscles of male rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 286, 128-135. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2015.03.003

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Wibowo, E., & Wassersug, R. J. (2013). Does the timing of estrogen administration after castration affect its ability to preserve sexual interest in male rats? Exploring the critical period hypothesis. Physiology & Behavior, 110-111, 63-72. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2012.12.010

Journal - Research Article

Wibowo, E., & Wassersug, R. J. (2013). The effect of estrogen on the sexual interest of castrated males: Implications to prostate cancer patients on androgen-deprivation therapy. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 87(3), 224-238. doi: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2013.01.006

Journal - Research Article

Wibowo, E., Deurveilher, S., Wassersug, R. J., & Semba, K. (2012). Estradiol treatment modulates spontaneous sleep and recovery after sleep deprivation in castrated male rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 226(2), 456-464. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.09.045

Journal - Research Article

Wibowo, E., Brockhausen, J., & Köppl, C. (2009). Efferent innervation to the auditory basilar papilla of scincid lizards. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 516(1), 74-85. doi: 10.1002/cne.22101

Journal - Research Article

Małolepsza, A., Kudrycka, A., Karwowska, U., Hoshino, T., Wibowo, E., Böjti, P. P., … Kuczyński, W. (2021). The role of screening questionnaires in the assessment of risk and severity of obstructive sleep apnea: Polysomnography versus polygraphy. Advances in Respiratory Medicine, 89(2), 188-196. doi: 10.5603/ARM.a2021.0038

Journal - Research Other

Wibowo, E., & Wassersug, R. J. (2016). Multiple orgasms in men: What we know so far. Sexual Medicine Reviews, 4(2), 136-148. doi: 10.1016/j.sxmr.2015.12.004

Journal - Research Other

Wibowo, E., Johnson, T. W., & Wassersug, R. J. (2016). Infertility, impotence, and emasculation: Psychosocial contexts for abandoning reproduction [Invited review]. Asian Journal of Andrology, 18(3), 403-408. doi: 10.4103/1008-682X.173937

Journal - Research Other

Wibowo, E., Schellhammer, P. F., Montie, J. E., Lange, P. H., Goldenberg, S. L., & Wassersug, R. J. (2015). 'Should I get a PSA test?' The question is not that simple. Trends in Urology & Men's Health, 6(5), 31-34. doi: 10.1002/tre.484

Journal - Research Other

Wibowo, E., Wassersug, R., Warkentin, K., Walker, L., Robinson, J., Brotto, L., & Johnson, T. (2012). Impact of androgen deprivation therapy on sexual function: A response. Asian Journal of Andrology, 14(5), 793-794. doi: 10.1038/aja.2012.60

Journal - Research Other

Wibowo, E., Schellhammer, P., & Wassersug, R. J. (2011). Role of estrogen in normal male function: Clinical implications for patients with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy. Journal of Urology, 185(1), 17-23. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2010.08.094

Journal - Research Other

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