Family jewels need protection too

Bicycles are the consumer product most frequently associated with genitourinary injuries, researchers say.

They analysed records of more than 142,000 adults presenting over eight years to emergency departments across the US with injuries occurring to the genitals, urinary tract or kidneys.

More than two-thirds of these injuries occurred in men, and 37.5% occurred in 18- to 28-year-olds, they found.

Most injuries occurred from sporting and exercise equipment, including 7.7% from bicycles, but also from

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