Introduction: Why Barebacking?

@article{Halkitis2005IntroductionWB,
  title={Introduction: Why Barebacking?},
  author={Perry N. Halkitis and Leo Wilton and Jack Drescher},
  journal={Journal of Gay \& Lesbian Psychotherapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={9},
  pages={1 - 8}
}
(2005). Introduction: Why Barebacking? Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy: Vol. 9, No. 3-4, pp. 1-8. 
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