And we still have a long way to go
Masturbation in infant girls sometimes leads to doctor visits because parents think the children have a movement disorder, a new study finds.
Don't worry, the researchers say. It's all natural and harmless.
In the study, researchers reviewed a dozen cases of young girls who were referred to pediatric movement disorder clinics between 1997 and 2002 for evaluation of episodic dystonic posturing, characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that force the body into abnormal movements and positions.
After sometimes invasive testing and medication, the neurologists discovered the symptoms were actually normal muscle contractions that accompany masturbation.