To our knowledge, this is the first study to examine the role of sex hormones in masturbation behavior in children. Oxford University Press; In a previous study, 8 of 12 patients with similar characteristics had been treated with different antiepileptic medications. Characteristic features of events associated with masturbation in 13 Jordanian children. Blood samples were obtained from all controls and assessed for sex hormones using the same techniques as for the cases. The mean estradiol level was also found to be lower in male cases 9. The physiological and hormonal changes that occur during such activity have been well-documented.
Further studies are needed to confirm our findings.
Infantile and early childhood masturbation: Sex hormones and clinical profile
Ajlounic and Kamel M. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. Antiepileptic drugs were given to five of the children, but did not have in any clinical benefit. Shuper A, Mimouni M. This was a prospective study of all infants and young children referred to the participating pediatric neurology clinics between September anddiagnosed as having gratification disorder. Problems of differentiation between epilepsy and non-epileptic paroxysmal events in the first year of life.