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Sexualität in der zweiten Lebenshälfte [Sexuality in the second half of the life span]
Compared to other research areas of sexology, the state of knowledge regarding sexual behavior and experiences in middle and older age is rather poor. This is due to not only the continuing taboo placed on questions regarding sexuality of elderly people, but also to limited understanding of factors influencing the sexual realm. The present review presents findings on sexuality in the second half of the life span from a number of differing disciplinary perspectives. Focus is on gender differences in sexual life and the influence of critical life events on sexuality in women in the second half of the life span. Apart from restrictive social norms and individual personality factors, physiological changes during the menopause can also have an effect on sexuality. The special situation of elderly women without partners and changes in partnership sexuality during this phase of the life span are discussed. Some recommendations for the field of gynecology are derived from a multidisciplinary approach.
Female sexuality, Sexuality, second half of the life span, Sexual satisfaction, Sexual activity, Gynecology
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