Genital injuries send thousands to emergency care each year: study
Breyer said one example of damage from a sporting item is people falling forward on their bicycles and landing on the center bar. Padding or cushioning could help avoid injuries.
Other accidents involved clothing, shaving items and bathing products, including men catching their penises in zippers or people cutting themselves while trying to shave their pubic hair.
I was surprised to find how many injuries from bicycles, personal grooming and bathrooms there were. Those to me were unexpected, Breyer said.
The types of injuries also differed by age and sex. Men were injured the most, accounting for about two 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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