ER visits due to pubic hair grooming on the rise
London, Feb. 7 : Emergency room visits due to pubic hair grooming mishaps have exploded in recent years, researchers have revealed.
University of California, San Diego researchers have found a five-fold increase in reported injuries from 2002-2010.
A total of 11,704 people visited the ER after their waxing, shaving or trimming sessions went wrong- and it's a pretty even split between women (56.7 percent) and men (43.3 percent).
Nonelectric razors were responsible for 83 percent of injuries, followed by scissors, which accounted for 22 percent and hot wax - 1.4 percent, the New York Daily News reported.
Laceration was the most common injury and most of them were minor.
The study authors said that the rise in pubic area injuries comes down to a simple reason that nowadays more men and women are grooming the area.
The study has been published appears in the December issue of Urology.