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The rules require that '(in) the complaint the title of the action shall include the names of all the parties,' Fed.R.Civ.P. 10(a), establishes no exception to the general principle that 'the identity of the parties to a lawsuit should not be concealed.' Doe v. Deschamps, D.Montana, 1974, 64 F.R.D. 652, 653. 


Under certain special circumstances, however, courts have allowed plaintiffs to use fictitious names. '(W)here the issues involved are matters of a sensitive and highly personal nature,' such as birth control, [Poe v. Ullman, 367 U.S. 497, 81 S. Ct. 1752, 6 L. Ed. 2d 989 (1961).] abortion, [E.g., Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, 93 S. Ct. 705, 35 L. Ed. 2d 147 (1973); Doe v. Mundy, 7 Cir., 1975, 514 F.2d 1179; Doe v. General Hospital of District of Columbia, 1970, 140 U.S. App. D.C. 153, 434 F.2d 427. ] homosexuality [E.g., Doe v. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration, 8 Cir., 1969, 412 F.2d 674 (challenge to denial of airman medical certificate on grounds of homosexual activity and prior sodomy conviction); Doe v. Commonwealth's Attorney for City of Richmond, E.D.Va., 1975, 403 F. Supp. 1199 (constitutional challenge to ...

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