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Should a teenager shave her 'area'?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Social Fad

People have experimented with hair removal since for centuries.
Arms/legs/more/less are all social fads. I have seen an uptick in office visits for embarrasing dermatitis or skin infections since it began. Less permanent than piercing or tatoos, i think its benign. It would be nice if our teens could understand there is more to their worthiness than their adornments.

In brief: Social Fad

People have experimented with hair removal since for centuries.
Arms/legs/more/less are all social fads. I have seen an uptick in office visits for embarrasing dermatitis or skin infections since it began. Less permanent than piercing or tatoos, i think its benign. It would be nice if our teens could understand there is more to their worthiness than their adornments.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not routinely

I see no reason why shave her "area" for no reason.
It confers no benefit whatsoever. Shaving may, in fact, cause discomfort, bleeding, infection and unpleasant ichy feeling.

In brief: Not routinely

I see no reason why shave her "area" for no reason.
It confers no benefit whatsoever. Shaving may, in fact, cause discomfort, bleeding, infection and unpleasant ichy feeling.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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