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San Francisco Chronicle Series Examines How "Down-Low" Phenomenon Affects Women in African-American Community

May 2, 2005

The San Francisco Chronicle in a series of articles published on Sunday and Monday examined the "down-low" phenomenon -- when men have sex with both male and female partners but do not mention their male relationships to friends, family members or female partners -- in the African-American community. The articles are summarized below.

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