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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

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VALLE HERNANDEZ, María et al. Characterization of the aspects on the safety of sexuality in the elderly. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.2, pp.38-48. ISSN 1561-3194.

A descriptive, cross sectional and prospective study aimed at characterizing the aspects on the safety of sexuality in the elderly was conducted along the Doctor's Offices belonging to "Hermanos Cruz" University Outpatient Clinic, Pinar del Rio during 2008-2009. The target group included 142 and the sample 100 old people, who were taken at random giving their consent. To collect and process the information a database was created. Open and semi-open questions were applied for the survey. Results showed that the greatest frequency of old people were between 70-74 years old where male sex prevailed. The majority of old people maintained occasional sexual relations, the breakup of the couple after the divorce or the widowhood were provoked by the members of the family in more than a half of them. A great percentage lived with other family members, which constituted a frequent difficulty in the search and maintenance of a new couple after 60 years old. Familial cohabitation influenced negatively in the continuance and privacy of the couple, affecting the safety of the elderly; the existence of myths and stereotypes influence negatively in the elderly sexual practice, the majority of them avoid speaking to other persons about sexuality.

Palabras clave : Sexual Behaviour [aged].

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