Health needs of women who have sex with women

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7437.464 (Published 19 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:464

Evidence is lacking that women who have sex with women are high risk group for cancer

  1. Morten Frisch, senior investigator (mfr@ssi.dk)
  1. Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark

    EDITOR—As pointed out by Hughes and Evans, the healthcare needs of women who have sex with women are an underprioritised area of research and public attention.1 The statement, however, that these women represent a group at greater risk of developing particular cancers than their heterosexual counterparts lacks empirical support in the literature.

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