Micropenis: Adult follow-up and comparison of size against new norms

John Money, Gregory K. Lehne, Frantz Pierre-Jerome

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Abstract

In eight cases of micropenis, the follow-up period was from childhood through adulthood (age range 22 to 31). Topical treatment of the penis with testosterone propionate in childhood increased its size relative to the rest of the body before adolescence. In adolescence and adulthood, the penis with a prior history of treatment with testosterone (N = 5) had no size advantage over the untreated one (N -3). Topical testosterone postponed the age of developing a coping strategy, but not the necessity of developing one. New data (N = 65) for the stretched length of the adult penis give a M±SD of 16.69 ±1.90 cm, or 6.57 ±. 75 inches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-116
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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