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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Sexual Health in Older Adults, Part 2, Common Concerns, Chronic Diseases, and Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Sexual Health in Older Adults, Part 2, Common Concerns, Chronic Diseases, and Sexually Transmitted Infections

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Travis Glenn, MD, Monica Chaung MD, Darlene Moyer, MD
POGOe Id: 
22033
Date Posted: 
09/14/2020
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
09/14/2020
Abstract: 

Sexual Health in Older Adults, part 2,  is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Define widower syndrome
  2. Regularly ask older adults about sexual performance concerns
  3. Consider that sexually transmitted infections can occur in older adults and test for them when indicated
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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Sexual Health in Older Adults, Part 2, Common Concerns, Chronic Diseases, and Sexually Transmitted Infections. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2020 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/22033