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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 01:28 PM

ER visits due to pubic hair grooming on the rise in both men and women [View all]

If you're going to trim the hair down there, have a care, a new study suggests. Emergency room visits due to pubic hair grooming mishaps have exploded in recent years, say University of California San Diego researchers, who found a five-fold increase in reported injuries from 2002-2010.

A total of 11,704 people landed in the E.R. after waxing, shaving or trimming sessions went awry and it's a pretty even split between women (56.7%) and men (43.3%).

Nonelectric razors were responsible for 83% of injuries, followed by scissors (22%) and hot wax (1.4%). Laceration was the most common injury, and most ended up being minor.

Among the tips to be gleaned from mishaps detailed in the study: Pay attention to where you're placing that razor. Invest in a non-slip bath mat. And don't shave while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/ouch-pubic-hair-care-sends-er-study-article-1.1257037

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