Many LGBT Elders are sexually active. Sexual health issues are prevalent amongst LGBT elders, but are rarely discussed with physicians. This is unfortunate because untreated sexual problems can have harmful health effects. Many LGBT elders take medications that can affect their sex lives, but communication with physicians remain poor, leaving these issues undiagnosed or untreated. Sexual health issues that are left untreated, can contribute to depression and social isolation; including, avoiding intimacy and sex.
There is a misconception we lose interest in sex as we age. Although there is the possibility of some sexual dysfunction due to aging, sexual dysfunction is more associated with poor health than age. Here are three things you can do as an older LGBT person to improve your sexual health:
If you are in the Baton Rouge, LA or surrounding area, contact Shamyra, at Conquest Counseling to begin your journey.
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