Brazilians and Vaj****** leading to more hospital admissions
Injuries caused by women grooming the intimate parts of their bodies have increased five-fold in recent years, a research has revealed.
While it is still men who account for 70 percent of hospital admissions in the US with 'genitourinary' injuries, women ending up in hospital with cuts and infections after shaving is on the rise.
"While women were overall less likely to endure genital injuries than their male counterparts, there was at least one exception: cuts and infections related to shaving or grooming pubic hair," the Daily Mail quoted lead researcher Dr Benjamin Breyer as saying.
"The last few years have seen a dramatic increase in these types of injuries in women, and a second study that was recently published by the same UCSF group found that these types of injuries increased five-fold between 2002 and 2010," he said.
The survey by doctors at the University of California, San Francisco showed that between 2002 and 2010 around 16,000 people a year in the US ended up in emergency because of injuries to their genitals.
In the UK, brazilian waxing and vajazzles have gone up in popularity after it was made famous by TV show 'The Only Way Is Essex.'
Former 'TOWIE' star Amy Childs was filmed giving clients at her beauty salon vajazzles - crystal "tattoos" that are stuck onto the skin near personal parts of the body.
Breyer said women should be taught safer techniques for do it yourself grooming.
In their research paper, the UCSF team noted that there are standard procedures that emergency department doctors would do well to learn, such as "zip detachment strategies for skin entrapment."
The findings have been published in the Journal of Urology.