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Sexually transmitted infections and risk behaviours in women who have sex with women
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    Dangers of generalising
    Dear Editor,

    Whilst it is comforting that some research is finally being carried out in depth on the risk of STIs amongst women who have sex with women (WSW), any conclusions drawn from this study for WSW in general need to be handled with a great deal of caution when one looks at the make-up of the subjects and controls.

    For example, over twice as many of the WSW as the control group were current sex workers;...

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    WSW status needs further definition

    Dear Editor

    Fether at al present a very interesting case control study on STIs in women who have sex with women (WSW). This was not a community based sample and thus prone to selection bias. In order to appreciate the results in full it would help to know how cases and controls were identified and how controls were selected.

    As bisexual or homosexual orientation may be difficult to disclose even in a sympat...

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