A study by researchers at the University of Michigan’s Urology Department found that white newborns were the most likely to have deformed penises.
The study, which examined the medical records of nearly 5 million newborns, found that 8.3 out of every 1000 white newborns had a congenital penile anomaly (CPA), which is the medical term for being born with a weird dick. In second place are black newborns (7.5/1000), then Asians (5.0/1000). The group with the most normal dicks? Hispanics. ¡Felicitaciones!
What kind of penile anomalies did the study find? The most common one was hypospadias, which means the urethra’s opening is in an abnormal location on the penis. The next most common type of CPA was chordee—having a really curved penis. Neither condition is seriously life-threatening, but if your child has it you should definitely get it checked out.
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