Affecting about 1 out of every 200 births, hypospadias is a birth defect where the opening of the urethra isn't located at the tip of the penis. While this can certainly make urination a challenge, the condition also has numerous effects on everyday life. Find out how you can deal with all the ramifications of this relatively rare condition.

Problems with urination

Perhaps the foremost problem found in men with hypospadias involves urination. Spraying urine is common because the urethral opening is located on the underside of the penis or where the scrotum meets the shaft.

The obvious solution to this problem is sitting down to pee, but you shouldn't feel emasculated. Not only is sitting more comfortable but sitting down to urinate can ensure that your aim is never called into question.

Impaired ejaculation

Men with hypospadias may have problems with ejaculation. Retrograde ejaculation, which occurs when semen travels backward