Sexuality in old age and other interesting stories

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Sexuality in old age
Human beings are living longer, women more so than men. Among people 85 years of age and older, there are 4 men for every 10 women. What happens to sexuality in older age? Read more in this BBC News story or from the original NEJM paper.

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Older adult remain sexually inactive not because it is forbidden, somehow is due to their physical fitness. In most cases physical illness like heart diseases and stroke, may generate unfounded anxieties about the risk of getting involve in sexual activities amongst old people.


By Ngang Roland (not verified) on 18 Feb 2009 #permalink