PUBIC HAIR GROOMING PRACTICES IN WOMEN
By Gary M. White, MD
Shaving, trimming, or cutting pubic hair (pubic hair grooming or PHG) is very common in women. One study of 3372 women aged 18-65 living in the US [JAMA Derm 2016;152;1106] found the following:
- Eighty-four percent reported a lifetime history of PHG.
- The mean frequency was monthly.
- Sixty-two percent have removed all pubic hair at some point.
- PHG is more likely in women who are white, younger, more highly educated, who more frequently engage in sexual activity, and who more frequently engage in oral sex.
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