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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 Enabling Staff Outreach Staff

Language: English

Developed by: 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.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.