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A chubby 6-month-old boy is noted by his father to have a “small” penis. He has been growing well and appears to be healthy otherwise. Which of the following is the most appropriate first step in management of this child?

  1.  Surgical consultation
  2.  Evaluation after retracting the skin and fat lateral to the penile shaft
  3.  Ultrasound for uterus and ovaries
  4.  Weight loss
  5.  Serum testosterone levels

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After a recent suicide by one of his students, the local high school principal asks you to talk with teachers and students about adolescent suicide. Which of the statements is appropriate to include in the discussion?

  1. Girls tend to use more lethal means
  2. The number of attempted suicides is much higher among boys
  3. Those who are successful have a history of a prior attempt or prior serious suicidal ideation
  4. Inquiry by pediatricians, high school teachers, parents, or friends about suicidal thoughts precipitates the act
  5. The number of suicides in adolescents 10 to 19 years of age has decreased significantly since the 1950s

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