Make Every Day Count
    January 9, 2009
    Make Every Day Count

    As parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles we get so busy living life we forgot to live! Somewhere along the way we forget what it is like to be a child. (more…)…

    When I Was Your Age
    July 24, 2008
    When I Was Your Age…

    How do our children’s experiences compare to our own experiences at the same age? The 2008 Duke University Child Well-Being Index compared high school seniors from 1975-1977 to seniors 28 years late…

    Epispadias
    April 3, 2003
    Epispadias

    Dr. Greene's Answer: John, I commend you and your wife for your search and advocacy on behalf of your son. As you are aware, epispadias is not a common problem. It affects fewer than 1 in 100,000 boys…

    Baby boy looking into the camera.
    January 7, 2003
    Second Circumcision

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It must have been an upsetting road to get to this point. Sometimes kids have so much foreskin left that it looks almost as if they had not been circumcised, and then you can choo…

    November 4, 2002
    Undescended Testicle: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to undescended testicle: A boy’s testes normally begin life up in the abdomen, as do ovaries. Before birth, they normally descend through a flexible tube, called the inguinal canal, and…

    Eating Disorders in Teens
    March 29, 2001
    Eating Disorders in Teens

    Nearly one sixth of high school boys and one third of high school girls show some of the symptoms of an eating disorder, according to a presentation at the 2001 annual meeting of The Society for Adole…

    Penis Size Defined
    February 5, 2001
    Penis Size Defined

    Dr. Greene's Answer: "It's a boy!" When we first glimpse our children in the delivery room, their sex is one of the immediate things we notice. It's also one of the first things we report to family an…

    February 5, 2001
    Micropenis

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Micropenis (sometimes also referred to as microphallus) is a penis that is more than 2.5 standard deviations below the average size for age. In a newborn, a stretched penile lengt…

    February 5, 2001
    Penis Size

    Dr. Greene's Answer: In determining penis size, the "stretched penile length" is far more important than the "relaxed length." To evaluate size, simply stretch the penis gently and measure from the bo…

    February 5, 2001
    What is an Inconspicuous Penis

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When a penis appears absent or too small, we call the condition inconspicuous penis (Walsh: Campbell's Urology, 7th ed., W. B. Saunders Company, 1998). I've seen this in a great m…

    Diapers & Infertility?
    September 28, 2000
    Diapers & Infertility?

    In boys, the scrotal sac is marvelously designed to maintain the testicles within a narrow temperature range, just below normal body temperature. When it is cold out, the sac constricts and draws the …

    October 1, 1999
    Testosterone Shots

    Dr. Greene's Answer: For the past few years, you've watched the boys and girls in your class develop and change. Their bodies have changed in proportions, and growth spurts have sent their heights soa…

    May 13, 1999
    No Excuse For Circumcision Pain!

    Dr. Greene's Answer: What a preposterous idea that little boys don't feel pain when part of the penis is first ripped from the underlying tissue, crushed with a clamp, and then amputated! This procedu…

    Gender Identity
    May 13, 1998
    Gender Identity

    Dr. Greene's Answer: "Your little girl is sooo adorable." "He's a boy!" It's easy to tell a boy baby from a girl baby - if he's naked, or if she's dressed in pink. But if you catch a baby wearing noth…

    May 12, 1997
    Normal Foreskin Retraction

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many moms share your concern. In uncircumcised boys, the foreskin begins firmly attached to the glans, but over time, the attachments are broken (mostly by the stretching resultin…

    Cleaning the Penis with Intact Foreskin
    May 12, 1997
    Cleaning the Penis with Intact Foreskin

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Today in the office, a great mom asked me about her son's newly acquired habit of licking garden snails. Little boys often have a very different sense of hygiene than their mother…

    A Parent’s Guide to Praise
    January 27, 1997
    A Parent’s Guide to Praise

    Taking pride in our own accomplishments or those of our children is a healthy thing. Requiring ourselves or our children to continually accomplish things is not healthy. As parents, we need to express…

    XYY Boys
    December 2, 1996
    XYY Boys

    Dr. Greene's Answer: My hat is off to you, Mary. Your instinct is leading you to an often unrecognized root of many problems in very active boys. Mothering four children is a huge task -- all the more…