When It Comes To Fertility, Size May Actually Matter

Men are often told, usually by their girlfriends, that size doesn’t matter...but a new study suggests it just might. At least, when it comes to fertility.

New research being presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference in Colorado, finds that men with no fertility issues have a reproductive organ that averages 13.4-centimeters in length, while those with issues were just 12.5-centimeters. Eggheads supposed that this link may be caused by abnormal levels of sex hormones.

But while the study may be interesting, Sheena Lewis, from Queen’s University Belfast, called it "unhelpful," since men really can’t do anything about their penis size. “We give men such a bad press all the time and the one thing that scares them is that size matters," she explains.  "To now to say they have a smaller chance of becoming a father is not a good message.”

  • So what to do? Not much...other than understand potential issues in the fertility department. As Lewis explains, it's not like guys can just go get a new one. “This is also a problem you cannot find a solution to – what can you do about it?" she adds. "This is a very novel idea, but the study does not tell us what a normal penis length is.” 
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