Aging and Male Sexuality by Raul C. Schiavi

By Raul C. Schiavi

Information of the significance of sexuality and its problems within the getting older inhabitants is expanding because the percentage of older humans raises. established partially at the author's medical adventure and examine at Mount Sinai scientific middle in big apple, this publication offers an up to date evaluation of the sexuality of getting older males in well-being and ailment, inside a multidimensional conceptual framework. It takes into consideration physiological, mental, interpersonal, and social impacts. The e-book additionally discusses the impression of scientific affliction, psychopathology, and medicine, with a overview of coping recommendations in shaping person sexual responses to getting older and affliction. the writer comprises many case reports and vignettes, and devotes a bankruptcy to the sexuality of older homosexual males. A balanced account of scientific and psychosocial assessment and therapy concludes the booklet, so that it will be of wide curiosity to clinicians and scholars attracted to sexuality and getting older.

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1). 1). Due to the higher mortality of males over the life span, older women markedly outnumber older men regardless of race and socioeconomic status. 2% in the population over 75. 6 million women or about 20% of the total population 65 years and over (Siegel and Davidson, 1984). The gender imbalance in the aged population and the fact that men tend to marry younger women results in marked differences in the patterns of the marital status of older men and women. 1. 4Note: Schick and Schick (1994).

The substantial increase in the rate of growth of elderly populations has been accompanied by an enhanced awareness of the aged as a distinct demographic group. The rapid change in social structures with emphasis on economic development and productivity has brought about a redefinition of how the aged are characterized. The view of old age as a repository of wisdom, tradition, and cultural memories has been replaced by a conceptualization of the aged as a problematic social group. The aged have been variously described as disengaged from the community, lacking in self-esteem, sexless and unattractive, burdened by physical and mental disorders, as well as dependent and passively expecting economic and social support (Brown, 1990a).

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