Limitations The sample size of the study was very small. Statistical analysis revealed significant gender, health and educational status based differences in the sample. Men in group II who reported a significant decrease in ejaculatory volume did not get distressed by it. Of those who were ill The findings in different areas of sexuality in the subjects were as follows:
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Sexuality: Desire, activity and intimacy in the elderly
However, not all elder persons have positive attitudes about sexuality. Pfeiffer and Davis[ 35 ] had pointed out that educational level is an important predictor of sexual interest, frequency and enjoyment for women. We conducted a study of subjects above the age of 50 years in various outpatient departments OPDs of a teaching municipal hospital in Mumbai, by interviewing 60 individuals who attended the OPDs, after taking their informed consent. Human sexuality and particularly sexuality in the elderly is an area that requires more attention in psychiatric training. Others had become completely abstinent at some time in their lives. Oxford textbook of old age psychiatry. Further, presence of co-morbid illness worsened sexual function and sexual activity.