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Dr. Snodgrass and Dr. Bush work to raise awareness about penile birth defects. Hypospadias is one of the world’s most common birth defects – far more common than cleft lip, club foot, and Down’s Syndrome. Sometimes, just knowing you are not alone when you’re told about your son’s hypospadias can help. In addition to hypospadias, other common penile birth defects include chordee (penile curvature), penile torsion (twisting to the side), and, less commonly, epispadias (the urine opening is on the top of the penis).