Penis enlargement procedures (sometimes referred to as "male enhancement
procedures" in spam email and television advertisements) are techniques
alleged to make the human penis larger.
This is frequently the goal of men dissatisfied with their penis size. In
general, where there is a perceived need to increase penis size, medical
advice should be sought, rather than attempting self-treatment. Most
self-treatment methods are believed to be either ineffective, dangerous,
About 0.6% of all men have penises which are more than 2.5 standard
deviations below the norm; this is known as a micropenis. This very
unusual condition is generally detected in early childhood.
Penis-enlargement self-treatments are also not effective on this
condition, although childhood and adolescent testosterone treatments may
be administered and in adulthood surgery measures have shown some limited
Many commercial advertisements are sent via e-mail spam, direct mail, and
in sexually-oriented magazines for penis enlargement.