Sexuality, aging, and the education of health professionals

Arno Karlen, Ronald Moglia

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Expansion of medical personnel's knowledge of sexuality, especially for the aged, has progressed minimally from 1950s' tendencies toward avoiding the topic or fatalism in reflecting on it. Some progress has been made from past emphases on "plumbing" and most medical schools now provide at least some course work on sexuality. A reality of inconsistent content and teaching methodology persists, however, and its product is still widely viewed by sexuality educators as inadequate. This paper reviews research on academic programs preparing medical and health professionals for dealing with issues of sexuality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-199
Number of pages9
JournalSexuality and Disability
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1995

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Keywords

  • aging and sexuality
  • sexuality
  • sexuality education

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  • Health Professions(all)

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Sexuality, aging, and the education of health professionals. / Karlen, Arno; Moglia, Ronald.

In: Sexuality and Disability, Vol. 13, No. 3, 09.1995, p. 191-199.

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Karlen, Arno ; Moglia, Ronald. / Sexuality, aging, and the education of health professionals. In: Sexuality and Disability. 1995 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 191-199.
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