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A Review of Psychosocial and Interpersonal Determinants of Sexuality in Older Adulthood

A Review of Psychosocial and Interpersonal Determinants of Sexuality in Older Adulthood Curr Sex Health Rep (2017) 9:150–154 DOI 10.1007/s11930-017-0117-2 INTEGRATING THE PSYCHOSOCIAL (B MCCARTHY, R SEGRAVES AND A CLAYTON, SECTION EDITORS) A Review of Psychosocial and Interpersonal Determinants of Sexuality in Older Adulthood 1 2 3 Brian Joseph Gillespie & Kathleen Hibbert & Angela Sanguinetti Published online: 15 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract Introduction Purpose of Review This brief review identifies a number of psychological, social, and interpersonal barriers to sexual ex- Over the past half century, changes in mortality rates and pression among older adults. disease onset have led to increases in active life expectancy Recent Findings Cultural ideas about sexuality and aging as [1, 2]. Coupled with the development of pharmaceutical treat- well as attitudes about sex are noted psychological factors that ments for sexual dysfunction, there is a large and growing impact sexuality in older adulthood. Social factors, including population of older adults for whom sexuality remains an the availability of a healthy partner, provide the opportunity important feature of life [3–5], despite physiological changes structure for partnered sexual activity to occur. Among that may lead to decline in sexual functioning [6�� , 7�� , 8]. In a partnered individuals, interpersonal factors, such as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Sexual Health Reports Springer Journals

A Review of Psychosocial and Interpersonal Determinants of Sexuality in Older Adulthood

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Publisher
Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Urology; Endocrinology
ISSN
1548-3584
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1548-3592
DOI
10.1007/s11930-017-0117-2
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Curr Sex Health Rep (2017) 9:150–154 DOI 10.1007/s11930-017-0117-2 INTEGRATING THE PSYCHOSOCIAL (B MCCARTHY, R SEGRAVES AND A CLAYTON, SECTION EDITORS) A Review of Psychosocial and Interpersonal Determinants of Sexuality in Older Adulthood 1 2 3 Brian Joseph Gillespie & Kathleen Hibbert & Angela Sanguinetti Published online: 15 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract Introduction Purpose of Review This brief review identifies a number of psychological, social, and interpersonal barriers to sexual ex- Over the past half century, changes in mortality rates and pression among older adults. disease onset have led to increases in active life expectancy Recent Findings Cultural ideas about sexuality and aging as [1, 2]. Coupled with the development of pharmaceutical treat- well as attitudes about sex are noted psychological factors that ments for sexual dysfunction, there is a large and growing impact sexuality in older adulthood. Social factors, including population of older adults for whom sexuality remains an the availability of a healthy partner, provide the opportunity important feature of life [3–5], despite physiological changes structure for partnered sexual activity to occur. Among that may lead to decline in sexual functioning [6�� , 7�� , 8]. In a partnered individuals, interpersonal factors, such as

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Current Sexual Health ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: Jul 15, 2017

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