Table 1 Previous reports on penile dimensions

From: Penile length and circumference: an Indian study

Author Country Year of publication No. of Subjects Age range (years) Flaccid length (cm) mean s.d. Flaccid circumference (cm) mean s.d. Stretched length (cm) mean s.d. Erected length (cm) mean s.d. Erected circumferences (cm) mean s.d.
Loeb14   1899 50 17–35 9.41 NA NA NA NA
Schonfeld and Beebed13   1942 54 20–25 NA NA 13.02 NA NA
Kinsey et al.12 USA 1948 2770 20–59 9.7 NA NA 15.5 NA
Ajmani et al.8 Nigeria 1985 320 17–23 8.16 (0.94) 8.83 (0.02) NA NA NA
Bondil et al.10 France 1992 905 17–91 10.7 NA 16.74 NA NA
Da Ros et al.15 Brazil 1994 150 NA NA NA NA 14.5 NA
Richters et al.11   1995 156 NA NA NA NA 15.99 NA
Wessells et al.1 California 1996 80 21–82 8.85 (2.38) 9.71 (1.17) 12.45 (2.71) 12.89 (2.91) 12.30 (1.31)
Smith et al.16   1998 184 NA NA NA NA 15.71 NA
Chen et al.9 Israel 2000 55 21–78 8.3 (1.3) NA 12.5 (1.4) 13.6 (1.7) NA
Ponchietti et al.6 Italy 2000 3300 17–19 9.0 10.0 12.5 NA NA
Schneider et al.5 Germany 2001 111 18–19 8.6 NA NA 14.48 NA
Schneider et al.5 Germany 2001 32 40–68 9.22 NA NA 14.18 NA
Son et al.3 Korea 2003 123 19–27 6.9 (0.8) 8.5 (1.1) 9.6 (0.8) NA NA
Awwad et al.7 Jordan 2004 271 17–83 9.3 (1.9) 8.98 (1.4) 13.5 (2.3) NA NA
Awwad et al.7 Jordan 2004 109 22–68 7.7 (1.3) NA 11.6 (1.4) 11.8 (1.5) NA
  1. Abbreviation: NA, not available.
  2. s.d. is given in parantheses where ever available.