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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

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VASCONCELLOS, Doris et al. Sexuality in ageing process: a new guideline - transcultural comparison. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.3, pp.413-419. ISSN 1678-4669.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2004000300003.

Access to new drugs (tibolona, sildenafil, tadalafil) revealed an increasing demand of seniors about their sexual health. However, prejudices about older people's sexuality remain prevalent in our culture. Sociological and psychoanalytical theories combined allow understanding the double nature of this phenomenon, in which intrapsychic repression results of internalized cultural ideals. This article presents a transcultural survey comparing two samples, Brazilian and Portuguese, to verify knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices about sexuality of 187 healthy people, 52 to 90 years old.

Keywords : sexuality; ageing process; transcultural; survey.

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