Consent issues: US politician on trial for sex with wife with Alzheimer’s

After a four-year battle with Alzheimer’s, Donna Lou Rayhons died in a nursing home in August, just four days shy of her 79th birthday. A week later, Henry Rayhons was arrested and charged with sexual abuse. State prosecutors accused him of having sex with his wife while she was incapacitated by dementia.
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Intersex and ageing

Intersex Australia,

This is the text of a speech given on intersex and ageing to a local NSW audience on Monday 2 February, 2015 by Morgan Carpenter. It follows the 2012 publication of an intersex-inclusive national strategy for LGBTI ageing and aged care. A massive subsequent shift in terminology from LGBT to LGBTI hasn’t been matched by an increase in understanding or action. This speech addresses some of these issues, and it begins after an acknowledgement of country.

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A third of over-70s report ‘frequent sexual activity’

NHS (UK), Thursday January 29 2015

“A third of pensioners have sex at least twice a month,” the Daily Mail reports. A new UK study reinforces the point that sex doesn’t automatically stop once a person gets their free bus pass.

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Age concern in largest ever study of heroin user deaths

University of Manchester, for public release

In the largest study of opioids users ever undertaken, the researchers used records of 198,247 people in England. Opioid users were six times more likely to die prematurely than people in the general population. Almost one in ten of these deaths were due to suicide, more than four times the rate in the general population.

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Testosterone plays only modest role in menopausal women’s sexual function

Science Daily, Jan 04 2015

Levels of testosterone and other naturally-occurring reproductive hormones play a limited role in driving menopausal women’s interest in sex and sexual function, according to a new study.

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HIV survivors now expect long lives and even help train aged care workers

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As World AIDS Day is marked globally, three South Australians have reflected on living with HIV and the joys and challenges of lifespans they once never dreamed of.

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