There has been an increase in the rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) amoungst older Australians. A number of reasons for this have been proposed, including
Sex, Age & Me
Sex, Age & Me is a National Study of Sex, Sexual Health, and Relationships amoung Older Australians, funded by the Australian Research Council. This project is based at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University in partnership with the National Ageing Research Institute and the University of Sheffield. A research broadsheet is available here and some of the publications arising from the project listed below:
Fileborn, B., Lyons, A., Heywood, W., Minichiello, V., Hinchliff, S., Barrett, C., Brown, G., Malta, S., & Crameri, P. (accepted - 08/12/2016). The importance of sex and sexual pleasure for men aged 60 and older who engage in heterosexual relationships: Findings from a qualitative interview study. Archives of Sexual Behavior.
Information on STIs for older people is currently limited. There is a great website based in the USA called Safer Sex for Seniors which has a great range of resources, including information sheets on many topics and this video below left. The video below right is by Shannon Dowler MD.
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