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Sexuality in later life 

Sexuality in later life
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Sexuality in later life
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Walter Pierre Bouman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199644957.003.0054
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date: 25 November 2017

Sexuality in later life gives a comprehensive overview concerning all aspects of sexuality and ageing. It starts with discussing myths and attitudes to later-life sexuality, followed by a review of research studies in this area, sexual physiology and the effects of physical illness and medication on sexuality, taking a sexual history, the description of the main sexual problems in older people and addressing specific issues of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population. It further describes the issue of sexual abuse in older people and the topic of sexuality and dementia. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the management of a variety of sexual problems encountered in clinical practice.

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