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Consortium Active in Summit on Medical Education in Sexual Health

Two Consortium board members participated in the first Summit on Medical Education in Sexual Health, advocating for the inclusion of older adult sexuality in medical school curricula. The summit brought together experts in medical education, sexual health, and sexuality education to confront a crisis in medical care, i.e., physicians’ inability to adequately address patient needs for sexual healthcare and... Read more...

Sexuality and Aging Consortium Goes to Washington

On Oct. 16, 2012, SIECUS (The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) held its 10th annual “back to school” briefing for members of the U.S. Congress, both the Senate and the House of Representatives.  This year, the briefing focused on “Sexual Health Across the Lifespan.” Dr. Karen Hicks represented the Consortium on the panel which is convened every year to update Congress on the... Read more...

Conference Presenters Speak Up

Throughout the fall, the discussions about sexuality, intimacy and aging that began during the workshops at our 2nd Annual Conference in September have continued. Here are a few impressions from some of the speakers and workshop presenters that were featured this year. Dennis Dailey was exuberant about being the first to speak at the Conference. “It was such a joy to give the keynote presentation.” he said.  “I was... Read more...

Assessing Our Sexuality Attitude Reassessment

The Silver SARTM One Year Out Consortium members Joan Garrity, Wayne Pawlowski and Anita Hoffer unveiled the SilverSARTM training at our 2012 fall conference . SAR is the acronym for Sexuality Attitude Reassessment. The Silver SAR uses an interactive, multimedia approach to shine a light on participants’ attitudes, values and beliefs about sexuality and aging. According to the developers, the SAR creates an... Read more...

Consortium Experts Featured in California Health Report

Consortium members and Advisory Board members provided insights for “Do Not Disturb: Grandma’s Having Sex” in the Dec. 13 edition of the California Health Report. Reporter Matt Perry did an excellent job capturing the complexity of older adult sexual expression, specifically in long-term care settings. The Consortium is getter increased media attention as our membership and outreach grow. Articles... Read more...

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