Letters Stigmatising sex workers

BMA public health doctor's claims lack evidence

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39191.716458.3A (Published 26 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:863
  1. Jacky Chambers, director of public health1,
  2. Penny Goold, consultant2,
  3. Sharon Myring, consultant2
  1. 1Heart of Birmingham Primary Care Trust, Bartholomew House, Birmingham B16 9PA
  2. 2Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Whittall Street Clinic, Birmingham B4 6DH
  1. Jacky.chambers{at}hobtpct.nhs.uk

    There is no epidemiological evidence to support the recent statement by Spencer Jones that 70% of all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Birmingham are circulating in a pool of prostitutes and their clients.1 Surveillance data routinely collected by clinics for genitourinary medicine (GUM) and analysed by the Health …

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