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A 20-year-old male asked:

Hi i male i want know i age 20 5'1 does masturbation 2-4 time a week or more will it be bad for health and will it affect might height make me shorter?

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: Masturbation will not affect your height as far as we know.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Done growing/no: At the age of 20, or 24 as your profile now shows, you have stopped growing taller.Males usually stop between 16-18 when their growth centers close.There is no effect of sexual activity on growth.This includes self or partner sex. Self sex did not make you short.Yoour height is more dependent on your genetic makeup than anything else.

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Last updated Mar 2, 2020

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