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#1 of 5 Old 02-17-2004, 09:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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A friend of mine has a 5 year old DS who is not retractable. Her DH is concerned and she would like the stats on at what age boys generally retract. A link would be best so I can just sent it to her.

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The generally accepted statistics are that 1% are retractile at birth, 1/3 bt 3 years old, 2/3 be 6 years old, 90% by 10 years old and 99% by 19 years old.

Here is an article that discusses the work of several researchers and compares them. All but one generally agree with the above stats.


http://www.cirp.org/library/normal/


The fact is that there is only what is normal for each individual boy. Their son is years away from the time to be concerned.





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If anecdotal evidence will help - my dh wasn't fully retractable until sometime in his teens. And he's had absolutely no problems!
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I just wanted to clarify---

He is going in for his 5 year check-up *anyway* and her DH just wanted her to ask the DR about when it usually retracts (he is Greek & intact so they wouldn't circ) but she just asked me instead because she *knew* I would give her correct info : :LOL They weren't worried or freaked, just wanted to know

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