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A 20-year-old female asked:

I've heard leaving some hair on thr vagina is good and prevents infections, is this true? or is waxing all of thr hair safe too.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No difference : You may groom however you feel comfortable. It makes no difference.
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