More women are grooming their pubic hair for sex, holidays and the doctor

Published Thursday, Jun 30 2016, 17:12 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The number of women who groom their nether regions is on the rise.

And according to a new study, this could have some pretty serious consequences.

Research was undertaken by the Department of Urology at UC San Francisco, and more than 3,000 women were questioned.

More women are grooming their pubic hair than ever before

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Shaving can lead to STDs and injuries

Surprisingly, it was found that more than 80 per cent of women between 18 and 65 said they had groomed their pubic hair.

When asked what their reason for having a trim was, most answered they did it in preparation for sex, holidays or before they see the doctor.

But experts are now warning this could have a detrimental effect, resulting in a higher risk of shaving injuries and sexually transmitted diseases. Some women had even had to go to hospital after cutting themselves by accident. Ouch!

Dr Tami Rowen, from UCSF, was quoted in the Daily Mail saying: "The prevalence of pubic hair grooming in women is substantial in the 21st century.

"What is most apparent from the study is that women are grooming based on numerous external pressures that have likely increased over the last decade."

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