Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Never too old for sex education

From the Guardian: "...middle aged people may not have had the same quality of sex education as their children receive." They may be particularly ill-informed about STD's, including chlamydia.
While previous health campaigns have been geared towards inexperienced young people, a new study aims to find out how widespread the problem is among this "increasingly significant" group.

Dr Gordon Scott, head of department at NHS Lothian's genito-urinary clinic, said: "Sexual health services tend to concentrate on young people, and there is a scarcity of information about the needs of those aged 40 and over, many of whom may be coming out of long-term relationships.

"This survey will hopefully give us valuable insights into this important sector of the sexually active population."
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