Improving the sexual lives of older Australians: Perspectives from a qualitative study
|dc.identifier.citation||Fileborn, B. and Lyons, A. and Hinchliff, S. and Brown, G. and Heywood, W. and Dow, B. and Malta, S. et al. 2017. Improving the sexual lives of older Australians: Perspectives from a qualitative study. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 36 (4): pp. E36-E42.|
Â© 2017 AJA Inc. Objective: To examine older Australian's perspectives on how their sexual lives can best be supported and/or improved. Methods: Fifty-three, semi-structured interviews were conducted with Australian men (n = 30) and women (n = 23) aged 60 and over. Results: Participants identified a range of key issues and areas where their sexual lives could be further supported or improved upon, including normalising the occurrence of sex and sexual desire in later life; increasing and improving on the quality of, cultural representations of older adults; introducing policy, educational and practice-based changes in age care facilities to support the consensual sexual expression of residents; and ensuring that sexual health campaigns and education are inclusive of older people. Conclusion: Our findings present clear implications for further developing sexuality education and public health campaigns, training and education of health-care professionals, and generating social and cultural change pertaining to the acceptability of the diversity of sexual expression in later life.
|dc.publisher||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia|
|dc.title||Improving the sexual lives of older Australians: Perspectives from a qualitative study|
|dcterms.source.title||Australasian Journal on Ageing|
|curtin.department||School of Public Health|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|
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