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Sexuality in the Elderly Female

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Sexuality in the Elderly Female

Guest: Carol L. Kuhle, D.O., M.P.H. (@clkejd) Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD) A decline in sexual activity and an increase in sexual dysfunction commonly occurs in the elderly, but do you…
September 3, 2019
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Sexuality in the Elderly Female

Guest: Carol L. Kuhle, D.O., M.P.H. (@clkejd

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

A decline in sexual activity and an increase in sexual dysfunction commonly occurs in the elderly, but do you ask you patients about it? What questions should you be asking them? What are the reasons a decrease in function or desire occur? Dr. Carol Kuhle steps through the common causes, questions, and treatments encountered through her work and research at the Mayo Clinic Center for Women’s Health (https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/womens-health/center-for-womens-health/overview or on Twitter @WHMayoClinic). 

Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.

Deeper Dive:

  • A Study of Sexuality and Health Among Older Adults in the United States August 23, 2007 N Engl J Med 2007; 357:762-774 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa067423
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