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Sex in old age

John Kellett and Catherine Oppenheimer

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0205
Sex in old age

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Ageing brings increasing diversity. This certainly applies to sexual behaviour. Those who work in the field of old age psychiatry can help their patients by understanding this diversity, making it safe and acceptable for patients to talk about whatever sexual concerns they have, and helping them in the acquisition of all the information they need. Sex in old age is not the frightening imperative of the teenager, but it can still contribute greatly to the quality of life.

Chapter.  2925 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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