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HomeAnswersDermatologypubic hairIs it bad to shave pubic hair often?

Has it been proven that shaving pubic hair is bad?

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Answered by

Dr. Suvash Sahu

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At December 25, 2016
Reviewed AtJuly 6, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I remove my pubic my pubic hair often. However, lately I have come across some information on the internet where they try to give scientific evidence or studies or scientific view on why it is bad to shave pubic hair. Lots of the people have discussed about it, but they have not given conclusive proof of what I understand. One of the doctors said that pubic hair is vital for preventing pathogens entering the vagina. Is this just an evidence or actually proven? I would like to know has it been scientifically proven that shaving pubic hair is bad. Or is it just own views?

Answered by Dr. Suvash Sahu


Welcome to icliniq.com.

The natural way like keeping pubic hair is good. Because, they maintain the temperature regulation of the genital area and act as a shock absorber from surrounding unexpected trauma. But, regular cleaning of this area is utmost important, which will protect your pubic area from other infestation like pediculosis pubis (pubic lice) and other fungal infection.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Suvash Sahu
Dr. Suvash Sahu


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