CLEVELAND - Uncircumcised boys may be at a higher risk of contracting a urinary tract infection. At least that's what a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests.
Researchers studied nearly 400 boys who visited a Canadian emergency room with UTI symptoms. Out of that group, 309 were uncircumcised.
They said more than half of the kids who weren't circumcised were diagnosed with a UTI.
Only five percent of the circumcised boys had it.
Unlike previous studies, the researchers also found the visibility of the urethral opening didn't affect the level of risk.
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