How Complacency about Sexual Health Can Lead to Disaster for Older People

by in General Health May 29, 2023

The younger generation nowadays is much well educated about sexual health and its implications than their middle aged counterparts because the sexual health industry vigorously campaigns to aim the 16-24 year olds. Older people especially in their 50′s and above are vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases and sexual dysfunction due to their unawareness about these issues, especially about using defense during sex.

A new survey in UK  has found that 25% of people over 55 years of age supposed that their chances of acquiring sexually transmitted infection were almost nil, compared to 13% of those aged 18-24 years.

If this is the case in United Kingdom, I’m sure it’s bad in India.

“People need to understand this is a rising problem,” said NHS Fife’s Dr Indranil Banarjee, a advisor who sees older patients frequently at his clinic. He said that although the patients were older, they could also be much more inexperience.

“We’ve had instances where parents have been nudged into the clinic by their children”, he said.”They [the children] know, through all the intimation they get through the media, schools and colleges, that the law of thumb is, if you’re with a new partner, you should get yourself checked out.”

Remember if you drop into the middle age group, please look after yourself and use protection and when in doubt consult a doctor or a experienced sexologist.

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