STDs on the Rise in Older Populations

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Just because you’ve been sexually active for decades doesn’t necessarily mean you are as sex savvy as the next gal. A new study shows that women over 50 are uncomfortable talking to their doctors about safe sex education and STDs. They’re also less likely to ask their partners to use a condom. Researchers believe this phenomenon stems from the lack of sex education back in the day, combined with embarrassment about asking “taboo” questions. Furthermore, sex education campaigns today are generally geared toward teenage audiences, which might alienate older people who have questions. 

Read the full study here.

What do you think would be the most effective way of informing the elderly about safe sex? We’re thinking Betty White would make a great spokesperson! 

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