Genital injuries send thousands to emergency care each year: study

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SummaryBicycles, furniture and clothing are all items blamed for the injuries.

thirds of the emergency room visits.

Young people were the most often injured, with 18 to 28 year olds making up roughly 40 percent of the visits. Older people sustained only about eight percent of the injuries, but were more likely to hurt themselves during everyday activities, such as taking a shower.

The next step is to get a little more information on the actual injuries, what happens to the patients and the mechanism of how it happens, Breyer said, noting that this could be used to develop programs to prevent these injuries.

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