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Reference penile size measurement and correlation with other anthropometric dimensions: a prospective study in 800 men

1 Department of Urology at Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires C1199ABB, Argentina
2 Department of Urology at Sanatorio Allende, Córdoba 5000, Argentina
3 Department of Urology at Hospital Privado de la Comunidad, Mar del Plata 7600, Argentina
4 Department of Urology at Hospital Central, Mendoza 5500, Argentina

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Martina Solé,
Department of Urology at Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires C1199ABB
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aja2021121

PMID: 35381693

Virility and sexual pleasure have long been associated with penile size and this, in turn, has typically been linked to some anthropometric measurements, such as foot size or height, leading to various misconceptions from both men and women. Our intention is to estimate penile size parameters in Argentina and evaluate the correlation between penile size and certain anthropometric measurements. This is a cross-sectional, descriptive, multicenter, and observational study. Male patients who underwent a urological procedure were included in four hospitals located in different regions of the country. Different anthropometric measurements were obtained: height, weight, penile circumference, flaccid and stretched length, and foot length. A total of 800 patients were evaluated. Mean left foot was 26.4 cm. Mean flaccid penile length was 11.4 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 8–14) cm, and mean penile circumference was 10.1 (95% CI: 8–12) cm. Finally, mean stretched penis was 15.2 (95% CI: 11–18.5) cm. We can confirm that estimates of the average penile measurements in Argentina are flaccid penis length of 11.4 cm, penile circumference of 10.1 cm, and stretching the penis to the maximum in flaccidity of 15.2 cm. Correlations between flaccid penis length, stretched out, penile circumference, height, weight, and length of the left foot were evaluated, finding low or no correlation between those mentioned, except for flaccid and stretched length.

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