Discordance between spermatozoa detection and self-reported semen exposure

Maria F. Gallo, Jack D. Sobel, Anne M. Rompalo, Susan Cu-Uvin, Ellie Schoenbaum, Denise J. Jamieson

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An analysis of data from a prospective study of 1257 high-risk women revealed 7 predictors of discordance between self-reported lack of recent exposure to semen and detection of spermatozoa on Gram stain, suggesting that inaccuracies in the reporting of sexual behaviors cannot be assumed to be distributed randomly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)909-912
Number of pages4
JournalSexually Transmitted Diseases
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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