English Longitudinal Study of Ageing Challenges Some Stereotypes About Older People and Sexuality (BBC News / Archives of Sexual Behavior)

Summary

A survey conducted by the University of Manchester indicates that 54% of men and 31% of women over the age of 70 are sexually active. Sexuality and the need for intimacy among older people have been overlooked previously. The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), Wave 6, has supplied data on sexual activity levels, problems with sexual functioning, and concerns about sexual health among older adults.

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The taboo of sex in care homes for older people. London: BBC Health News / BBC NewsMagazine, June 27th 2015.

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Lee, DM. Nazroo, J. [and] O’Connor, DB. [et al] (2015). Sexual health and well-being among older men and women in England: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Archives of Sexual Behavior. January 2015. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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