Does penis size affects fertility?- Micropenis

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Sometimes it is embarrassing when you remember that you have a small penis when your friends have a bigger one. You find it difficult to unclad before your peers because of the small size of your “fertility engine”. Many men worry about the size of their penis; however, not many realise that there is an actual medical condition where the size of the penis is referred to as a micropenis.

Determinant of Micropenis

The penis is said to be small when it is 2.5 standard deviations below the mean size for the age of the patient. This implies that in adults, the condition refers to any penis smaller than 2.8 inches in length. In infants, a micropenis is classed as any penis that is less than 0.75 inches in length. This is considered significantly smaller than a “normal” male newborn’s penis, which is between 1.1 and 1.6 inches in length when stretched gently.

Penis Size and Sexual Satisfaction

The variances in the middle ranges of penis sizes only offer about ¾ of an inch from the low-end to the high-end of the scale. Every penis is different, and just like women’s breasts, each has its own set of characteristics. If you have ever used your fingers on a woman, you will know that they are much smaller than a penis and that she seems to like them just fine.

The vagina is an adaptable thing and can comfortably accommodate both large and small penises with the same relative degree of comfort. The vagina of a woman who has not had a child is only 3.0 inches long when she is not sexually excited, and even when she is aroused the average increase in size is only about another inch.

The first third of her vagina (the third closest to the opening) is the area that houses all of the nerve endings. 90% of women prefer a wide penis to a long one because increases in length do little to enhance her physical pleasure. Being self-conscious will put a kink in your confidence and will probably prevent your next sexy encounter from having any kink in it.

Penis Size and Pregnancy

The penis size does not affect fertility. Men with small, medium and large parts are all fathers – but there is a measurement that may be a good indication of your fertility chances in the future. Penis size should not be an issue for conception. Regardless of size, the penis can ejaculate sperm with enough force to make the sperm enter the cervix and travel into the woman’s reproductive system to potentially fertilize her egg.

Sexual position, however, does matter. Rather than having sex with the woman on top (which could cause semen to leak out after ejaculation) instead, the woman could be more likely to get pregnant if they have sex with the man on top. She should be on the bottom, with her legs up or wrapped around him. She should try to keep her hips tilted a bit up.

Then after sex, she should stay on her back with her legs up in the air (or knees bent up to her chest) so that the semen does not run out right away. The goal should be for the woman to keep the man’s semen inside her during sex, and when he withdraws his penis, and also for a while after sex. After he ejaculates and carefully withdraws his penis, for 15 to 30 minutes she should keep her legs up so that the sperm is encouraged to move into her reproductive system.

New research indicates size of a sort does matter when it comes to male fertility. It turns out it is not penis size that is significant, but the length as measured from the anus to underneath the scrotum. Some men have shorter lengths and others have longer lengths. Measurements more than two inches could mean increased fertility.

Problems associated with having a Micropenis

The smallness of the penis can cause the following problems:

Difficulty urinating 

Loss of satisfaction during sexual intercourse as there may be lack of penetration.

High risk of infertility as low sperm count which results in infertility or decreased fertility is common with people with small size penis.

Psychological problems of low self esteem and depression.

Causes of Micropenis

Inability of male baby’s penis to elongate after the first trimester of pregnancy.

Insufficient levels of testosterone, a male sex hormone. 

In a Research carried out on Japanese patients and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, it was found that genetic mutations of the SRD5A2 gene can cause Micropenis. The SRD5A2 gene, or the steroid-5-alpha-reductase, alpha polypeptide 2, codes for the enzyme steroid 5-alpha reductase. The Researchers have also found that there may be a genetic condition which makes boys more susceptible to the development of Micropenis triggered by factors in the environment.

Moreover, there is even further research to suggest that newborn male external genital malformations, such as Micropenis, may, in part, be caused by environmental chemicals such as pesticides. 

Treatment of Micropenis

Hormone therapy called testosterone replacement. 

Surgical intervention known as phalloplasty.

Sources

http://jcem.endojournals.org/content/88/7/3431.full.pdf

 http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/SRD5A2

http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/08/24/humrep.der283.abstract



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