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No-nose saddles for preventing genital numbness and sexual dysfunction from occupational bicycling.

Authors
Schrader-SM; Lowe-BD; Breitenstein-MJ
Source
NIOSH 2009 Apr; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20035285
Abstract
Workers who ride a bicycle as part of their job may be at risk for genital numbness or more serious sexual and/or reproductive health problems from pressure in the groin (perineum) from the traditional bicycle saddle. NIOSH has conducted studies that have demonstrated the effectiveness of no-nose bicycle saddles in reducing pressure in the groin and improving the sexual health of male bicycle patrol police officers. While most workers in jobs that involve bicycling are men, recent evidence suggests that no-nose bicycle saddles may also benefit women.
Keywords
Sex-factors; Sexual-reproduction; Health-hazards; Diseases; Bicycles; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Epidemiology; Ergonomics; Reproductive-hazards; Reproductive-effects; Reproductive-system-disorders; Equipment-design; Men; Sporting-and-athletic-goods; Sports-medicine; Women; Humans; Emergency-responders; Police-officers
Publication Date
20090401
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
PB2009-109485
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2009-131
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Manufacturing
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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