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Let's talk about sex: older people's views on the recognition of sexuality and sexual health in the health-care setting

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Let's talk about sex: older people's views on the recognition of sexuality and sexual health in the health-care setting

Senior's sexual health often overlooked

In this NCBI article you'll learn about:
  • Sexuality, sexual health and the expression of sexual identity are central components of quality of life and well-being.

  • The importance of sexuality for older people, including those living with dementia, is often overlooked or underestimated. There is a tendency to accept ageist stereotypes of older people as sexless and undesirable.

  • This study aims to address this gap in understanding and reports on a systematic review of older people's perspectives on the recognition of and attitudes towards sexuality in people aged 65 and over by health care professionals.

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