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International consensus on testosterone treatment for women

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Jean Hailes, 2 September 2019 The first Global Position Statement on the use of testosterone in the treatment of women, led by the International Menopause Society (IMS), was published in four leading international medical journals today. The statement has been authored by a diverse team of leading experts based around the world and has been endorsed by internationally-esteemed medical societies...

It’s hard to think about, but frail older women in nursing homes get sexually abused too

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The Conversation, November 22, 2018 6.02am AEDT We don’t often think of older women being victims of sexual assault, but such assaults occur in many settings and circumstances, including in nursing homes. Our research, published this week in the journal Legal Medicine, analysed 28 forensic medical examinations of female nursing home residents who had allegedly been victims of sexual assault in...

Sex a key part of life for people over 65, study says

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Guardian, Thu 3 May 2018 21.08 AEST Sex is not only a pursuit of the young and carefree but also a key part of life for adults in their later years, a new poll has revealed – putting paid to the trope that action stops as pensions loom. A US survey has found that 40% of those aged between 65 and 80 report being sexually active, with more than half of those who have a partner saying they still...

Sexually active older Australian’s knowledge of STIs & safer sexual practices

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2017  doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12655 Lyons, A., Heywood, W., Fileborn, B., Minichiello, V., Barrett, C., Brown, G., Hinchliff, S., Malta, S. and Crameri, P. Abstract: Objective: Rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are rising among older Australians. We conducted a large survey of older people’s knowledge of STIs and safer sexual...

Australian report finds disturbing evidence of gender inequality

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Guardian Australia, March 8th Incorrect assumptions are being made that gender equality has been achieved despite disturbing and comprehensive evidence to the contrary, an investigation by Australia’s sex discrimination commissioner, Kate Jenkins, has found. “There are many different voices in this, and my voice is tied to having spoken to rural women, LGBTI women, older women, women with...

Group interventions key to improving health of older lesbian, bisexual women, study finds

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The results of a US study suggest that group intervention is an effective tool to help aging lesbian and bisexual women improve their overall health behaviours. The study, published today in a supplement to the journal Women’s Health Issues, addresses growing concerns over health disparities amongst women in this demographic, which include elevated levels of stress, anxiety, substance abuse...

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