Sexual Rights, intimacy, #ageing #gender #SRHR | Founder #SexRightsAge | Reader in Psychology & Health @sheffielduni | Fellow @BPSOfficial
Sep 5, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Important points here for #SRHR & ageing. Shirin Heidari calls for an intersectional approach which considers social, cultural, and psychological factors. This is about human rights & of course sexual rights #SexRightsAge A mini-thread ⬇ tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10…@SRHMJournal
Shirin argues that because of an increasing older population across the globe, "Meeting the unmet SRHR needs of the older population requires integrated care and a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to health services"
Aug 28, 2021 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
Ageism. It's widespread across the globe, and can have significant and serious consequences for our health and wellbeing. Here's a short thread on a piece in @TIME, from 2020, which featured research from Prof Becca Levy @YaleSPH#ageism#health#wellbeing 1/
Prof Becca Levy, Yale School of Public Health, and colleagues 'analyzed 422 studies involving ageism in 45 countries from 1970 to 2017... including data from seven million older people' with a focus on 'age discrimination and health outcomes'... 2/
Sep 16, 2020 • 8 tweets • 6 min read
Thank you for having me on the @ELRAgeSpeaks Radio Show @MervChangeAGEnt. You are a wonderful host.
If anyone is interested in listening to my dulcet tone 😂 you have come to the right place.
Other reasons to give it a listen:
1. It’s sexual health week, so it’s my annual reminder that many older adults are sexually active, enjoy a variety of sexual acts, take sexual risks, but can face structural and personal barriers to realising their sexual agency and expression #SHW20#SHW2020
May 31, 2020 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
On #SexualRightsDay I'm reminded about why we need to recognise the diversity of sexual activity, sexual agency, and sexual expression in people aged 50 years and older #SexRightsAge. Here are a few of the reasons why:
First, and this is the overarching point, is that the over 50s are not an homogeneous group. There are multiple intersecting factors that influence our lives, including our sexual lives. These include gender, race/ethnic group, socio-economic status, sexual orientation.
Sep 1, 2019 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
It's Sunday ('sexual rights day') and I'm thinking about the sexual and reproductive health of older women as this is an area that gets very little attention. A call to remember that #SRHR should be approached from a lifecourse perspective #seniors#sex#OlderAdults#SexRightsAge
For women post-menopause, there can be consequences from their earlier reproductive health that affect their current health status, in particular gynaecologic and obstetric issues #SRHR#SexRightsAge