Body piercing: lifestyle indicator or fashion accessory?

  title={Body piercing: lifestyle indicator or fashion accessory?},
  author={F E Willmott},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  volume={12 6},
  • F E Willmott
  • Published 2001 in International journal of STD & AIDS
A study was undertaken to assess the prevalence of body piercing (BP) in women attending a sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic, and any associated demographic, socioeconomic and sexual indicators. One hundred and fifty-two new female patients attending the Southampton clinic were the subjects of the study; of these 52 (32%) had BP, the most common site being the navel (25%). BP was more common in women who had their ears pierced more than once (35:71, 49%). It was less common in women who… CONTINUE READING