A 16-year-old female asked:
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why do women have pubic hair what is the purpose of it? why does it itch like crazy when shaven? how do u keep the hair down their soft

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pubic hair: The purpose of pubic hair is unknown but it part of our human evolution. You do not have go shave it especially if it bothers you an itches when you do. If you choose to shave it consider using shaving cream, hot water and a fresh razor. You can also use clippers instead.
Answered on Dec 22, 2014

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