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February 2014

Wax On, Wax Off: Pubic Hair Grooming and Potential Complications

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Texas at Houston, Houston
  • 2Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 3Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(2):122. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.8364

Pubic hair grooming is becoming an increasingly common practice among women of all societies and demographic groups. In the United States, women are more likely to groom for reasons that are sexually driven and are more likely to stop grooming when lacking a current sexual partner.1 Further, pubic hair removal is significantly associated with a greater interest in sex and having a casual sex partner.1

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