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Sex Transm Dis. 2010 Jan;37(1):1-4. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181b5f15d.

Effect of menses on clearance of Y-chromosome in vaginal fluid: implications for a biomarker of recent sexual activity.

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Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Abstract

Self-reported sexual behaviors are subject to bias. We previously developed a polymerase chain reaction for the detection of Y-chromosome sequences in vaginal fluid as a potential biomarker of recent sexual activity. In this study, we found menses results in lower Y-chromosome concentrations but with similar decay patterns as non-menstrual samples.

PMID:
20118672
PMCID:
PMC3551347
DOI:
10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181b5f15d
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