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J Adolesc Health. 2012 Apr;50(4):424-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.01.002.

The male genital examination: a position paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

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Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD, USA.


The male genital examination is a simple and quick clinical assessment and is important for screening and diagnostic purposes beyond the need to screen for testicular cancer. Despite the lack of evidence supporting screening for testicular cancer, the genital examination should be included as part of a male's routine physical examination, as well as when a male patient presents with genital complaints.

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