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.
- Full press release - Research finds that older people’s sexual problems are being dismissed
- Article in the journal Ageing and Society - ‘Let's talk about sex – what do older men and women say about their sexual relations and sexual activities?’