A Berlin man with a small penis has lost his battle to get his health
insurance company to pay for an enlargement operation.
A Potsdam court has ruled his condition isn’t an illness requiring medical
The judge did order the company to pay for psychological treatment.
Court reports show the man’s penis is a third smaller than average, but
don’t give details of the exact size.
Research at the University of California published in the journal Urology
suggests the average size of a non-erect penis is around 8.8cm (3.5ins).
The judge told the man: “Your penis is still fully functional and just
because it’s smaller than average, it doesn’t count as an abnormality
requiring an operation.”