Can you believe the number of genital injuries related to toilet seats? It has almost risen to a 100 per year, with 97% of victims below the age of seven and a few percentage of adults as well who needed emergency care after genital injury.
Men have been issued a warning that falling toilet seats pose a danger with the increase in the number of genital injuries caused by bathroom equipment. Most of these injuries occurred as boys were learning to use the toilet. Injuries occurred when the toilet seat fell unexpectedly.
'It's a toddler basically potty training who doesn't have the most advanced motor skills, and they just don't have the reflexes to move fast enough,' said Benjamin Breyer of the University of California, San Francisco, the study's lead author.
'This data can be the tip of the iceberg, because there could be kids who are hurt whose parents don't bring them to the ER. So this could be an underestimation of how often this is going on,' Dr Breyer said.
Sometimes this experience could leave an emotional trauma and a fear of using a toilet but doctors reassure there is no long term physiological damage to the penis.