This article is from the Bicycles FAQ, by Mike Iglesias with numerous contributions by others.
This subject has been compiled from different sources.
Part 1 is Lynn Karamanos' discussion from her questions about
purchasing a Terry bike.
Part 2 is the information from Pamela Blalock about the differences in
fitting women's bikes and suggestions for what to look for.
Part 3 was added by Marcy Stutzman and is a listing of different types
of bikes that are either scaled down with smaller wheels or
specifically designed for women.