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Hypospadias is a congenital condition affecting the urinary opening of the penis. Learn about hypospadias and how it can be managed.

Key points

  • Hypospadias is a condition where the urinary opening of the penis is not located at the tip of the penis.
  • Hypospadias is a common birth abnormality in boys. It may not be noticed at first if the urinary opening is very close to the usual position at the head of the penis.
  • When managing your child’s hypospadias, two main functional factors are taken into account: your child’s ability to pee in a single straight urinary stream and their ability to have natural sexual function in the future.
Last updated: March 24th 2022