HOW TO CHECK
The medical profession needs some sort of guideline about what to
check for. - to ask the boy to retract his own foreskin and then to
check the frenulum is the essential test. Checking the
frenulum would reveal any other condition - (except a relative phimosis,
however if no ring is visible when flaccid, then this will not lead to
The most appropriate attitude would be to always ask the boy to
retract his own foreskin, (for a variety of reasons which are discussed
in prevention). BUT, when the boy
is asked, does he understand the question? If not, then the idea that
an important part of his manhood lies hidden, is probably not apparent
to the boy.
The doctor is truly in the position of leading an important
part of the boy's initiation into manhood. It may be a good idea to tactfully inform the
boy that the foreskin normally retracts, and first give the boy a little time to get used to
this new idea.
See: How Not To
Check reports of checking in Germany.