Indian project launched to measure size of men's penises
- By: Rohit Sharma
Indian medical researchers are to conduct a study of the size and shape of penises of men in India because they are worried about the country's 15% failure rate in condoms.
The researchers wonder whether the failure rate could be due to the fact that there is just one standard size of condom yet many sizes of penis in the population.
“This is one of the hypotheses we are going to test since we have a large variation in our population,” said Nirakar Chandra Saxena, head of reproductive biology at the Indian Council of Medical Research, which is launching the project soon.
The researchers will be photographing the erect penises--without photographing the person, to protect confidentiality--using a digital camera, said Sujoy Kumar Guha, professor at the department of biomedical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi.
“The idea is to have