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Study suggests uncircumcised boys may have higher risk of urinary tract infection

6:13 AM, Jul 11, 2012   |    comments
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(CNN) -- 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 U.T.I. symptoms.  Out of that group, 309 were uncircumcised.

They say more than half of the kids who weren't circumcised were diagnosed with a U.T.I.  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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