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Research Article

Penis captivus--did it occur?

Br Med J 1979; 2 doi: (Published 20 October 1979) Cite this as: Br Med J 1979;2:977
  1. F K Taylor


    The symptom of penis captivus during sexual intercourse has had a largely hearsay existence in medical history, and rumour has embellished the drama of its occurrence. It is not entirely mythical, however. It seems to have been a symptom of great rarity in former times and to have vanished perhaps completely in this century.