Sexological Aspects Associated with Delayed Puberty and “Small Penis Syndrome”

  • Elena Vittoria Longhi
  • Giorgio Franco
  • Fulvio Colombo


Small penis syndrome appears to be a psychological disorder more related to body dysmorphism and anxiety than to a real andrological pathology. Yet there are also clinical variants, such as differences in the emotional feelings of young people and their parents.


Penis size Anxiety Micropenis Small penis Body dysmorphobia Erectile dysfunction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Vittoria Longhi
    • 1
  • Giorgio Franco
    • 2
  • Fulvio Colombo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Urology Sexual Medical CenterSan Raffaele HospitalMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of UrologySapienza UniversityRomeItaly
  3. 3.Andrology UnitSant’Orsola University HospitalBolognaItaly

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