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Is it normal for 8 year old (almost 9) son to have pubic hair near his penis? It's not thick and coarse but fine and dark.

Is it normal for 8 year old (almost 9) son to have pubic hair near his penis? It's not thick and coarse but fine and dark.

Yes: The hair of the pubic area is often made darker long before puberty by the action of hormones of the adrenal glands. It is often long & silky in quality but darker than noted previously.The presence of coarse or thicker hair would suggest an abnormality. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have no pubic hair at 16?

Is it normal to have no pubic hair at 16?

Sometimes: If you are developed in all other sex traits i would wait. If you are not then you need to be tested. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pubic hair at age 11?

Is it normal to have pubic hair at age 11?

Early puberty: Puberty seems to be occurring earlier than in the past. Some children develop body odor in elementary school and it is not uncommon to see some pubic hair at 11. Monitor closely for rapid progression. If this occurs , consult your pediatrician to see if intervention is warranted. ...Read more

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My pubic hair feels like glass when it grows back. Is this normal?

My pubic hair feels like glass when it grows back. Is this normal?

No: It is unclear if you are shaving or using laser hair removal. If your hair is curling back in your skin you may have folliculitis and that is uncomfortable. If you are red or infected that may be uncomfortable as well. See your doctor if it does not resolve easily on its own. ...Read more

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How much pubic hair is normal in girls? I seem to have a lot :) where is it normal for it to grow? Mine seems to be everywhere down there!

How much pubic hair is normal in girls? I seem to have a lot :) where is it normal for it to grow? Mine seems to be everywhere down there!

IT VARIES: It is all normal just like head hair every body have different growth of pubic hair.You can trim with a scissor or shave/wax or have it removed through laser. ...Read more

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Why can't I shave my pubic hair?! I'm a female and when I shave and the hair starts to grow it itches like crazy! Is it normal? I've been struggling..

Why can't I shave my pubic hair?! I'm a female and when I shave and the hair starts to grow it itches like crazy! Is it normal? I've been struggling..

That may be a sign: May be a sign from beyond. A sign that there is no real need nor any mandate to shave pubic hair. The more people who shave their pubic hair, the more pressure there will be upon other people to also shave their pubic hair (and lead to more cases of ingrown hairs and itchy pubises). Since there is nothing inherently abnormal about pubic hair, there is no reason to shave it off. It's just fashion. ...Read more