To the Editor.
—I have no statement to make about the scientific content of the article by Nelson et al.1 I would, however, chastise Nelson et al for further contributing to the sterilization of the English language. I find the use of the term commercial sex worker just a trifle too bland and a touch squeamish. No one should object to the use of the word prostitute in a medical journal.
Marks JF. Why Isn't a Commercial Sex Worker a Prostitute?. JAMA. 1994;271(3):196. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03510270042034
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.