Many women shave their pubic hair. You may do it regularly. What many women do not know is that the medical professionals do not recommend it. Understanding the reasons can save you a lot of grief. Irritation Pubic hair often grows in many different directions. A safe, effective way to shave is in the direction of the hair growth. It reduces irritation, and prevents ingrown hairs. This is not easily done with pubic hair, which can cause a lot of pain for women.