I totally appreciate and agree with this article as we’re dealing with some similar issues now. I recommend reading it.
When you learn how to examine the female reproductive system in medical school, you generally work with a professional surrogate patient, and there is often a humiliating moment when you try to palpate the ovaries only to be told, in no uncertain terms, that you are way off-target. At such a moment, the male reproductive system seems quite simple and accessible.
Yet simple it is not. Recent research suggests that we should be paying closer attention to male development, not just to help boys understand and care for a particularly sensitive and vulnerable part of their anatomy — but also to help answer larger questions about what is happening to boys and their growth.
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- 18 and Under: Needed: More Attention to Boys’ Development (well.blogs.nytimes.com)
- New Study Explains Why Girls Do Better at School (medicaldaily.com)