Dr. Snodgrass and Dr. Bush are working to raise awareness about hypospadias! Click here to see their article and here to see a video of brave families willing to share their hypospadias hero stories! If you or your child has been diagnosed with hypospadias, please know you are not alone. Approximately 10,000 boys are born with hypospadias in the United States each year. Most have distal hypospadias, where the opening is towards the tip of the penis. About 1,000 each year have proximal hypospadias, where the opening is towards the base of the penis, and/or the penis has a significant bend to it, called chordee.