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Does masturbation affects the height of 16 year old male and how should it be prevented to gain height?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Masturbation is a topic often frowned on by various segments of society & seldom discussed openly. If done to the point that the individual does not have time & energy to get involved in normal peer activities it is a negative. Any obsession detracts from your healthy emotional growth. However, the occasional event does not make any difference in your physical growth.Ditch any guilt, it is normal.

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Last updated May 29, 2015

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