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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

New study suggests older people’s sexual problems are being dismissed

7 December 2016

Research finds that older people’s sexual activity problems and desires are being dismissed by health practitioners due to their age.

Research by The University of Manchester’s MICRA and Manchester Metropolitan University highlighted the obstacles some older couples face in maintaining fulfilling sexual lives, and how they adapt to these barriers.

The study, published in Ageing and Society, analysed written comments from over a thousand adults aged 50 to 90 who responded to the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing Sexual Health and Relationships questionnaire.

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