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Aging and Male Sexuality

Aging and Male Sexuality


  • Date Published: June 1999
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521653916

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  • Awareness of the importance of sexuality and its disorders in the aging population is increasing as the proportion of older people grows. Based in part on the author's clinical experience and research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, this book presents an up-to-date overview of the sexuality of aging men in health and illness, within a multidimensional conceptual framework, and taking account of physiological, psychological, interpersonal and social influences. Also discussed are the impact of medical illness, psychopathology and drugs, with a review of coping strategies in shaping individual sexual responses to aging and disease. Many case studies and vignettes are incorporated, and a chapter is devoted to the sexuality of older gay men. A balanced account of medical and psychosocial evaluation and treatment concludes the book, which will be of broad interest to clinicians and students interested in sexuality and aging.

    • Huge public and media interest in Viagra makes this very topical; in the UK an impotence treatment training programme for GPs has been launched to cope with demand for the new drug
    • Well illustrated with case studies
    • Includes a chapter on the sexuality of older gay men
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This book is highly recommended to a broad readership of both professionals and lay persons. It is written by a medical scientist with profound insights into sexuality of the aging man but it is accessible to interested lay readers. The author's humane approach to human sexuality and his sympathy for the subjects about and for whom he has written this work are throughout the book apparent.' Louis Gooren, The Aging Male

    '… this book provides an insight into the scope for more rigorous study of male sexuality … well written and is a good starting point for the general or specialist reader who desires a broad overview of the subject.' Tom Daly, Quality in Ageing - Policy, Practice and Research

    'The chapters on the assessment and management of sexual problems are a good and balanced summary of the available psychological and medical techniques available … This book reminds us of the many and various influences that define and limit the sexual satisfaction of older men …'. James Lindesay, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521653916
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Aging sexuality: concepts, issues and research methods
    2. Sexuality in the aged: research evidence
    3. Neurobiological aspects of aging male sexuality
    4. Psychological aspects of aging male sexuality
    5. Aging and marital sexuality
    6. Aging and homosexual relationships
    7. The social context
    8. The nature and prevalence of sexual disorders in the aged
    9. Impact of medical illnesses on sexuality
    10. Psychopathology and aging sexuality
    11. Effects of drugs and medications
    12. Role of psychosocial factors: coping and adaptation
    13. Assessment of sexual problems
    14. Management and treatment of sexual problems
    15. Summary and conclusions.

  • Author

    Raul C. Schiavi, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

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