Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Relationship Between Penile Size and Somatometric Parameters in 2276 Healthy Young Men


To inform a man who perceives his penis as being inadequate, and before surgical planning for penis enlargement, urologists must know the normal penile length in their patients' specific population. In this study, the mean flaccid, stretched and circumferential lengths were found to be 8.95, 13.98 and 8.89 cm, respectively. Significant inter-correlations were observed between all measures of penile dimensions. Penile dimensions are found to be correlated with somatometric measures, such as height, weight and BMI. A significant difference was observed between the penile dimensions reported from different countries. The results demonstrate that, like other studies, penile lengths and circumference measurements are somatometric characteristics and, as such, are related to somatometric parameters, even if this relationship is not of clinical significance. To gain more insight into the morphological aspects of penile dimensions, a multi-centered, multi-ethnic study is needed.

Posted: 07/11/2012; Int J Impot Res. 2012;24(3):126-129. © 2012 Nature Publishing Group

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