I’ve always had to pluck my chin due to the aforementioned PCOS condition I have. I probably could have shaved but I knew there’d be stubble, and the problem was more random thick hairs than all-over hair. Finally I started treating myself to electrolysis a couple years ago, for a permanent fix. We’re still not done but it’s been great!
I did notice a few months ago that the “fuzz” on the sides of my jaw was longer than I’d like. I didn’t straight razor it, though - I went at it with an electric razor with a guard, making it shorter but not down to the skin.
Before I did electrolysis I did look in to other solutions and yes, women do absolutely shave their faces. And their brows. Some of us need it more than others - as in, I think some women cannot abide by their peach fuzz but in reality it’s not noticeable to anyone but themselves.
One thing I have noticed, both on my own face and in examples of other women, is that the fuzzier your face, the worse some makeup looks. Sometimes makeup makes your fuzz stand out more. So in order to get a nice canvas for makeup, a woman might choose to shave.