I haven't been around in a while - this place is so great but I've just been concentrating on other things - but I popped back on because my partner and I went and tried to get pregnant today (I did the IUI) and I needed to get some support!
Enough about me...
I would encourage all women to read the above article/abstract with a grain of salt. As a public health researcher, I have many questions for these folks. The first one being selection of subjects. The number of lesbians attending this one clinic is absolutely huge. We go to one of the best clinics in NYC area and I have yet to see another lesbian there. It's a little odd that they were able to find so many lesbians in one place. Fascinating, actually. Numbers are actually a huge probelm when conducting research on gays and lesbians - just finding enough of them to do a study on takes a ton of money and a ton of time. I want to know how in the world they found so many out lesbians in Spain?
Secondly, maybe the women that sought treatment were more likely to have PCOs but it doesn't meant that ALL lesbians are more likely to have PCOs. Maybe this clinic is lesbian friendly or maybe word of mouth help set it up so lesbians with PCOs - or an inkling of PCOs go there.
The only way to really research this correctly would be to randomly select women and ask them to be in the research study.
I really believe that some researchers are LOOKING for a way to explain homosexuality and ignore good science.
So, that's just my two bits. All the best to everyone.