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BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7291.936/a (Published 14 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:936
  1. Kamran Abbasi (kabbasi@bmj.com)
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    Sexual enhancement, pain, aesthetics, mysticism, and shock value are some of the reasons for piercing everything from lobes to labia. It is a fashion promoted with relish on television, in magazines, and on the web. But Hanif and colleagues remind us that there are health risks (p 906). Piercing the ear, for example, is especially hazardous if it …

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