Correlation between pubic hair grooming and STIs: results from a nationally representative probability sample

@article{Osterberg2016CorrelationBP,
  title={Correlation between pubic hair grooming and STIs: results from a nationally representative probability sample},
  author={E. Charles Osterberg and Thomas W. Gaither and Mohannad A. Awad and Matthew D. Truesdale and Isabel E. Allen and Siobhan Sutcliffe and Benjamin N. Breyer},
  journal={Sexually Transmitted Infections},
  year={2016},
  volume={93},
  pages={162 - 166}
}
Objective STIs are the most common infections among adults. Concurrently, pubic hair grooming is prevalent. Small-scale studies have demonstrated a relationship between pubic hair grooming and STIs. We aim to examine this relationship in a large sample of men and women. Design We conducted a probability survey of US residents aged 18–65 years. The survey ascertained self-reported pubic hair grooming practices, sexual behaviours and STI history. We defined extreme grooming as removal of all… 
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