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Sexually transmitted infections among victims attending a French sexual offence centre
  1. J Fougas1,
  2. J Hiquet1,
  3. E Christin1,
  4. O Dubourg1,
  5. B N Grosleron1,
  6. C Cazanave2,
  7. S Gromb-Monnoyeur1
  1. 1 Laboratory of Forensic Sciences, Ethic and Medical Law, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
  2. 2 Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Bordeaux University Hospital, Bordeaux, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jonathan Fougas, Service de Médecine Légale, Laboratoire de médecine légale, d’éthique et de droit de la santé, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux, Place Amélie Raba-Léon, Bordeaux 33000, France; jonathan.fougas{at}

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In recent decades, legal complaints of sexual offence have increased in France. Sexual assaults are routinely encountered in clinical forensic medicine and present complex clinical and legal challenges. However, there are few data on prevalence of STIs in this context, particularly in France.1

To contribute to a better understanding of the prevalence of STIs in this population, we undertook a …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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