Gonorrhea in street prostitutes: epidemiologic and legal implications.

@article{Potterat1979GonorrheaIS,
  title={Gonorrhea in street prostitutes: epidemiologic and legal implications.},
  author={John J. Potterat and Richard B. Rothenberg and Donald C Bross},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={1979},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={58-63}
}
Sociodemographic characteristics of a group of street prostitutes in Colorado Springs, Colorado, were determined through retrospective chart review and compared with those of a group of nonprostitute women seen at a venereal disease clinic. Initially, the risk that prostitutes would contract gonorrhea was substantially higher than the risk for other women (31% vs. 21%) but the risks for both groups decreased over the two-year period during which control measures were applied. These measures… CONTINUE READING

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