17,616 Men Went to the ER for Zipper-Related Penis Injuries Between 2002 and 2010 →
A new paper titled “Zip-related genital injury" in the urology journal BJU International has some surprising (U.S.) statistics about how many men get their penises caught in zippers.
Between 2002 and 2010, 17,616 people went to the emergency room for zipper-related genital injuries. That’s about 2,000 caught genitals per year, with the penis “almost always the only genital organ involved,” according to the researchers at UC San Francisco.
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