I asked my mother, what is masturbation? Parents and children sometimes bring their questions and concerns to the pediatrician, but there is surprisingly little guidance or information available in the pediatric literature. And in an informal survey of pediatric colleagues, there seems to be a lot of variation in whether doctors bring up the subject. I will tell you that I took a certain amount of ribbing from my colleagues for even asking the question, which is not necessarily a bad thing; humor can help defuse a potentially embarrassing subject. Debby Herbenick, a professor at the Indiana University School of Public Health, who has conducted research studies related to child and adolescent sexual expression , said that as an icebreaker for talking with undergraduates, she shows them comments about the now-discontinued Harry Potter Nimbus battery-operated vibrating broomstick.
Childhood Masturbation: Eight Ways to Manage It
Infantile and early childhood masturbation: Sex hormones and clinical profile
Online ahead of Print ; 11 3 :e Background: Epidemiological information on childhood masturbation and its associated factors have received little attention in Iran. Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of pathological childhood masturbation in children as an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatric clinic in Ahvaz. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted from to on all children age range of 2 - 12 years with pathological masturbation who were referred to a child and adolescent psychiatric clinic in Ahvaz. The data were collected via clinical interview and demographic form and analyzed via SPSS Results: Among children, 65
Sexual Behaviour In Children & Young People
Q We have a four-and-a-half year old daughter who is lively, intelligent and friendly and she gets on great with her little sister. Sometimes she can be a little nervous at times or want things done a particular way, though this is nothing unusual. The concern I have is around masturbation.
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Few studies have explored the hormonal triggers for masturbation in infants and young children. Thus, we aimed to study the sex hormones and clinical profiles of masturbating infants and young children. All children underwent basic laboratory investigations prior to referral.