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Older people’s sex lives not taken seriously by doctors

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Dec 30, 2016, 4:39 pm IST
Updated : Dec 30, 2016, 7:05 pm IST

The doctors do not help as they think it would be useless because of the age factor

The older people face problems that need solving but the doctors think their age plays a major role and any method would be too expensive for them. (Photo: Pixabay)
 The older people face problems that need solving but the doctors think their age plays a major role and any method would be too expensive for them. (Photo: Pixabay)

While young people go about boasting about their sex lives, older people have many concerns which need to be addressed. They have to constantly visit the doctors for advice to have a better sexual experience but a recent study shows that general physicians are not really helping them.

The concerns are because the doctors consider them old and hence no remedies can help. Both male and females said that they face problems of sexual desire and physical issues but the health workers did not take them seriously. According to a report in the Telegraph, one 80-year-old man was refused Viagra as it was “too expensive” for him.

 

The researchers said that if old people had more proactive discussions when they were younger, they would have been better informed about their sex lives in their old age. The concerns of older people are much more than any younger individual but the problems aren’t addressed because there is not much one can do at that age, according to their general physicians.

Tags: sex, sex health, old people