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Qualitative exploration of sexual health in old age
  1. Samuel John Bulford1,
  2. Surinder Singh2
  1. 1UCL, UCL Medical School, London, UK
  2. 2UCL, Primary Care and Population Health, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Samuel John Bulford, UCL, UCL Medical School, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK; samuel.bulford.09{at}

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Old age is often seen as asexual, but this is a mistaken view.1 Older people attend genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics.2 Thanks to an ageing but mobile and increasingly liberal population, sexual health for elderly people merits further attention.3

I engaged in a qualitative project during an undergraduate degree in Primary Health Care in London.

I conducted interviews (n=14, age range 47–90) out of a North London general practice in order to ascertain participants’ current perceptions of services for sexually transmitted infections, and what they would …

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  • Contributors SJB was the principal investigator. Dr SS was the chief investigator and project supervisor, and approved the final draft of this letter.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was granted by the West London Research Ethics Committee (12/LO/0093).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.