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Correlation between pubic hair grooming and STIs: results from a nationally representative probability sample
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    Re: Trimming the estimate: Unmeasured confounding in the association between pubic hair grooming and sexually transmitted infections
    • Benjamin N Breyer
    • Other Contributors:
      • E Charles Osterberg, Thomas W Gaither, Mohannad A Awad, Matthew D Truesdale, Isabel Allen and Siobhan Sutcliffe

    As few studies have examined the relation between pubic hair grooming and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), we took advantage of nationally representative survey data to begin to explore this possible association and to develop hypotheses for future prospective studies. In our analysis, we observed a positive association between self-reported pubic hair grooming and STI history, which we interpreted in several poss...

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    Trimming the estimate: Unmeasured confounding in the association between pubic hair grooming and sexually transmitted infections

    Osterberg et al. [1] assessed the association between pubic hair grooming and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) using self-reported data from a cross-sectional survey of adults aged 18 to 65 years in the United States. The primary result was that individuals who reported ever- grooming had 1.8 times the odds (odds ratio [OR]=1.8, 95% confidence limits [CL]: 1.4, 2.2) of a history of STIs compared with individuals who...

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