My plants tend to be bare down there, waxed n' ready. It's a gradual thing that I start during veg. You can stress a plant into becoming a hermie if you over prune at any one time, but that hasn't happened to me in a long time.
No I'd only take off dead or dying / mangled leaves. You really only need to do that if you're limited in space and have too many leaves blocking light to the rest of your plant. Scrogging they like to do that to fill up the room with bud, not leaf. If you have light and space let it grow and only take off leaves blocking bud sites if you need to. I spin my plants 1/4 turn a day to let light to all the plant. Your plant is fairly sparse and has lots of space between the nodes. I'd leave her alone IMHO