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A Method for Validation of Reported Sexual Data

J. Richard Udry and Naomi M. Morris
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 29, No. 3 (Aug., 1967), pp. 442-446
DOI: 10.2307/349579
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/349579
Page Count: 5

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Abstract

A "positive" validity check of women's reported coital behavior can be made by microscopic search for sperms in urine collected daily from women making the sexual reports. Positive microscopy reports can be compared with the woman's coital report. A trial of this technique with a sample of women revealed high concordance of sperm sightings with reports of coitus within the previous 48 hours.

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