Hypospadias is a fairly common birth defect in boys in which the opening of the urethra (where urine comes out) is located
on the underside of the penis, instead of at the tip. In most instances, no cause can be identified but a number of hypotheses
related to environmental agents interfering with androgens have been suggested. Endocrine disrupting chemicals are among
the possible agents suggested to contribute to causing this birth defect. There also may be an increased risk of hypospadias
in infant males born to older women, or to women who used in vitro fertilization (IVF) to conceive.
Prevalence of Hypospadias in Male Children Born to NJ Resident Mothers, Statewide Rates, 2000-2008
Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health;
Early Identification and Monitoring Program, Special Child Health and Early Intervention Services, Division of Family Health
Services, New Jersey Department of Health;
Number of children born with hypospadias per 10,000 live male births to women residing in New Jersey in a specified time interval.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of children born with hypospadias among live male infants born to women residing in New Jersey.
Count of all live male births to women residing in New Jersey in a specified time interval.
Page Content Updated On 07/31/13,
Published on 08/05/13
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