But one question “concerned” the GP and youth sexual health PhD holder more than any other.
In a recent episode of ABC’s mini-documentary series Throwback, Dr Kang shared that she began to notice a worrying trend among her readers’ questions.
“[There were common] themes around puberty… and worrying if you’re attractive or not. Those kinds of things really stayed the same over the years.”
“The thing that I noticed that really changed, there were more and more questions about how to remove pubic hair.”
Dr Kang said what worried her most about these queries was the motivation behind the girls’ quest to remove their pubic hair.
“I guess what concerned me about that a lot of the time was girls who were saying, ‘I’ve got to get rid of my pubic hair because I won’t be attractive to my hypothetical boyfriend’. Often they were hypothetical.”
Melissa Kang also spoke about her own experiences growing up in the short episode. Post continues.