• Glans penis;
  • index finger;
  • penis;
  • somatometrics;
  • testis


This study aimed to assess the penile length–somatometric parameters relationship in healthy Egyptian men. Two thousand physically normal men (22–40 years) were subjected to measurement of stretched penile length, glans penis, testis size, index finger, weight, height, span, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, hip circumference and waist/hip ratio. The mean stretched penile length of the studied subjects was 13.84 ± 1.35 cm (range 12–19 cm), and the mean glans penis length was 2.6 ± 0.4 cm (range 1.7–3.8 cm). Penile length demonstrated positive significant correlation with glans penis length, index finger length, BMI and significant negative correlation with waist/hip ratio. On the other hand, penile length demonstrated nonsignificant correlation with age, weight, height, waist circumference, span or testicular size. It is concluded that the penile length-somatometric parameters relationship in healthy Egyptian men is mostly related to glans penis and index finger lengths.