Information for the patients and parents
When the foreskin won’t retract
- Phimosis, or preputial stenosis, is a term that usually means any condition where the foreskin of the penis cannot be retracted.
- Most infants are born with a foreskin that cannot be retracted and the prepuce may be tight until after puberty.
- A fully retractable foreskin occurs in 50% of ten year olds, 90% of 16 year olds and 98 to 99% of 18 year olds.