Urology Research & Practice
Original Article

Penile length of healthy young men according to geographical regions of Turkey: measurement outcome of 1,132 cases


Sağlık Bakanlığı, Ankara Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, 3. Üroloji Kliniği, Ankara


İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Üroloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul

Urol Res Pract 2010; 36: 43-48
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Objective: Penile length is a considerable concern for men during history. Recently, the number of men applying to urology clinics for short penile length has increased. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the average penile length of healthy young men and variations of penile length in different regions of Turkey. 

Materials and methods: A total of 1,132 men aged 19-30 years were included in the study. The penile length was measured by a ruler on the dorsum of the penis beginning from the pubopenile skin junction to the tip of the glans (meatus) both in flaccid and stretched positions by the same author (Y.A.). The patients were divided into 7 groups according to geographical regions of Turkey.

Results: The mean age of the subjects was 20.3 years. The mean penile length in flaccid and stretched states were measured as 9.3±1.3 cm and 13.7±1.6 cm, respectively. A strong positive correlation was found between flaccid and stretched penile lengths (r=0.800, p<0.001). There was no difference in terms of age and flaccid and stretched states of penile length between the geographical groups (p=0.425 for age, p=0.638 for flaccid penile length, p=0.270 for rigid penile length).

Conclusion: There is no regional difference on average penile length in healthy Turkish young men. We think that urologists in Turkey should consider the average penile length in the population during patient evaluation.

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