Relationship between age and sexual activity in the elderly attended in a second-level hospital in Mexico

Autores: García Villaseñor Marco I., Duarte Flores José O., Pacheco Magaña Lilian E.


Older people (OP) continue to be sexually active and sexual experiences have been associated with the preservation of psychological and physical well-being. Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the existence of a relationship between the frequency of sexual activity and age. Materials and methods: Descriptive, cross-sectional, and quantitative study, through a survey, carried out in a second-level Hospital in the geriatrics service, in Mexico. Results: Ninety-two subjects were included, with a mean age of 77.7 ± 8 years, 64.1% had a partner, and 44.6% of the total maintained sexual activity, determining that the subjects who are at younger ages located in the age group between 65 and 79 years, there is the highest percentage of subjects with sexual activity (35.9%) (p < 0.001), 88% of the subjects registered presenting some problem that hinders their sexual activity. Conclusion: The OP in our population continues to present sexual activity, age being an important but not determining factor for people to maintain an active sexual life.

Palabras clave: Older person sexual activity age

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Vol. 9 Núm.2. Julio-Diciembre 2023 Pags. 45-51 J Lat Am Geriatric Med 2023; 9(2)