Contextualización histórica y social de la remoción del vello púbico femenino

  • Luis Alfonso Díaz-Martínez

Resumen

Objetivo: demostrar que la remoción del vello púbico femenino -una práctica común en la actualidad- es el resultado de los cambios en el vestido y las estrategias de mercadeo de los fabricantes de productos para la eliminación del pelo corporal y hacer una aproximación a lo que dicen las mujeres hoy en términos de las razones para hacerlo.

Materiales y métodos: se presentan los antecedentes históricos de la remoción del vello genital, su manejo en otras culturas, la frecuencia y las razones por las que se hace en la actualidad, y se revisan las estrategias comerciales y de comunicación utilizadas.

Conclusiones: el imaginario actual de belleza femenina de inicio del siglo XXI implica la modificación del cuerpo en la búsqueda de un ideal de piel tersa y libre de vello, solo posible de manera artificial, haciendo que la sociedad como un todo lo considere normativo por razones estéticas, higiénicas, eróticas y de autoimagen.

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Biografía del autor/a

Luis Alfonso Díaz-Martínez
Profesor titular, Departamentos de Pediatría y de Ginecoobstetricia. Director del Grupo de Investigación Paidós, Escuela de Medicina, Facultad de Salud, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia.

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2013-11-23
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Díaz-Martínez LA. Contextualización histórica y social de la remoción del vello púbico femenino. Rev. Colomb. Obstet. Ginecol. [Internet]. 23 de noviembre de 2013 [citado 16 de septiembre de 2019];64(4):453-61. Disponible en: https://revista.fecolsog.org/index.php/rcog/article/view/92
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