Are you supposed to shave pubic hair?

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No. You do not need to shave your pubic hair. Some girls decide to remove it (as a personal preference) but there are no health benefits.  In fact, there are risks involved with shaving your pubic hair including: razor burn (rash), redness, itching (from hair growing back), and infection in the hair root.

Removing pubic hair may seem to be trendy, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it. If you have a chronic disease, ask your health care provider if there are special reasons why you shouldn’t shave. If you do decide to remove your pubic hair, be sure it is your decision and do it safely.

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