Sexual Health and Older LGBTQIA+ Adults - 2021
Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Special and Vulnerable Populations
Resource Subtopic: Health Equity, Population Health, Patient-Centered Health Outcomes, Development/Training.
Keywords: Access to Care, LGBTQ, Older Adults (Elders/Elderly), Prevention, Screening, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
Year Developed: 2021
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff
National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute
(See other resources developed by this organization).
In collaboration with
National Center for Equitable Care for Elders.
Resource Summary: Sexual health is an integral part of overall health, and this remains so as people age. This publication describes core terms and concepts for sexual orientation and gender identity, addresses common misconceptions about sexuality and aging, and outlines special considerations for the sexual health care of older adults, including a demonstration of how to elicit an affirming sexual history.