Sexual satisfaction among older men assisted by the Brazilian primary care

OBJECTIVE: Investigate the sexual satisfaction among older men assisted by the Brazilian family health care strategy in city of Recife. METHODOLOGICAL PROCEDURES: A sample of 245 men between 60 and 95 years, assisted by the family health care providers, was face-to-face interviewed, with semi-structured, anonymous, standardized questionnaires. RESULTS: The most were non-white (78%), catholic (67,2%), with median of 3,5 years of study and low economic status. Almost a half perceives their health as regular. 83,3% have a spouse and the most (89,7%) classifies this relationship as good or very good. 73% are sexually active, particularly if they have a spouse or are less 70 years old. 18,1% were sexually unsatisfied, 32,7% were indifferent and 49,1% were satisfied. Statically significant association was observed between the sexual satisfaction and age, perceived health status, past sexual satisfaction and sexual frequency. CONCLUSIONS: Independent of the way, sexuality continues present in life of aged men. These men's culture patterns of masculinity, aging and sexuality play an important role in sexual questions. The sexuality and how men interpret these situations have a multiple character and must be faced by society and by Family health care providers as that.

Sexuality; Aging; Male; Masculinity; Family Health Care; Primary Care

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