The Age Friendly Manchester have organised an event aimed at primary care, to explore how older people seek help regarding sex and intimacy from primary care, and what support health care professionals may need to enable open conversations.
Sex is not just for the young. Regardless of age, people should have the right (if they choose) to have a sexual and/or intimate life that is right for them.
With this in mind, they are working to:
- Challenge misleading stereotypes about older people’s sexual relationships and health
- Develop a set of sexual health and wellbeing guidelines for health professionals tailored towards the over 50s that would better meet their needs.
By speaking with professionals they aim to address:
- How do we enable older people to seek sexual health advice in primary care settings?
- What would aid you, as a health professional, to have conversations with older people about their sexual health and wellbeing needs?
- How do we normalise these conversations?
This event will be ran with colleagues from the universities, charities, voluntary organisations and the healthcare sector.
If you would like to know more, please contact Sophie Black, at Age-Friendly Manchester – 0161 234 3178, alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org