Gratification disorder (“infantile masturbation”): a review
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    Older children can be trained not to do this in public

    Dear Editor

    The authors are to be commended for an excellent review. But while reassurance of the parents is all that is required in the younger children, I do not see why the older children (5 years and older)cannot be gently trained to stop this behaviour.

    I have seen a 7 year old boy in my practice whose mother watched him like a hawk for a few weeks and stopped him whenever he started such activity....

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