Sexuality and HIV/AIDS: An exploration of older heterosexual women’s knowledge levels
Humble, Áine M.
Journal of Women & Aging
Sexuality research tends to ignore older populations, and little is known about older women's sexual health knowledge. To fill this research gap, 186 Canadian heterosexual women 50 years and older were surveyed about their knowledge regarding sexuality and HIV/AIDS. Respondents had moderate levels of overall knowledge of sexual health and aging, correctly answering, on average, 60% of the 35 questions. They had lower levels of HIV/AIDS knowledge, correctly answering just over 50% of the 25 questions. Results indicate the need for social awareness and education in this group regarding both general sexual health later in life and HIV/AIDS
AIDS , Canada , HIV , Knowledge , Older women , Sexuality , STI
Ross, P., Humble, A. M., & Blum, I. (2013). Sexuality and HIV/AIDS: An exploration of older heterosexual women’s knowledge levels. Journal of Women & Aging, 25(2), 165-182. doi:10.1080/08952841.2013.760366