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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Picture of Crabs (Pubic Lice)

Picture of Crabs (Pubic Lice)

Pubic lice are parasites that affect the genital area. The lice are typically transmitted through sexual contact. Rarely, lice may be transmitted by having contact with infested clothing, towels, and bed linens. It is not possible to contract lice by engaging in everyday activities such as using public toilets. The lice are less commonly found on body hair, including eyebrows, eyelashes, arm hair, leg hair, beard, and mustache. Pubic lice are not found on the head. Pubic lice are not found on animals, and animals are not a mode of transmission.

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Text Reference: "Pubic (Crab) Lice." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.