“Women’s Sexuality As We Age” was presented on Saturday, April 9th at the William Way Community Center as part of the LGBT Elder Initiative’s Conversations series of educational community forums. A panel of experts discussed demystifying sexuality as we age, coming out to your healthcare provider, and caring for one’s sexual health as they get older. Presenters also discussed the physical, spiritual and pleasurable aspects of expressing our sexuality as we age.

“Women’s Sexuality As We Age” was presented by the LGBT Elder Initiative and sponsored by the William Way Community Center. Additional support for this Conversation was provided by the Philadelphia Gay News.

In the Media

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Sexuality and Aging

Health Line
Sex and Aging
http://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sex-and-aging#Overview1

National Institute on Aging
Sexuality in Later Life
https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/sexuality-later-life

American Society on Aging AgeBlog
The Circles of Sexuality and Aging
http://www.asaging.org/blog/circles-sexuality-and-aging

American Society on Aging AgeBlog
Sexuality, Intimacy & Aging: It’s Time to Talk!
http://asaging.org/blog/sexuality-intimacy-and-aging-it%E2%80%99s-time-talk

American Sexual Health Association
Sex After 50
http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/sexual-health/sex-after-50/

Coming Out to Your Healthcare Provider

Human Rights Campaign
Coming Out to Your Doctor
http://www.hrc.org/resources/coming-out-to-your-doctor

American Society on Aging AgeBlog
You and Your Doctor
http://asaging.org/blog/you-and-your-doctor

Out for Health
Coming Out to your Provider
http://www.outforhealth.org/coming-out-to-your-provider.html

U.S. News & World Report Health
How to Come Out to your Doctor as an LGBT Patient
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2016-01-20/how-to-come-out-to-your-doctor-as-an-lgbt-patient

The LGBT Cancer Project
Coming Out to Your Doctor
http://lgbtcancer.org/out-to-doctors-family-friends/coming-out-to-your-doctor/

GLMA: Healthcare Professionals for LGBT Equality
Find a Provider
http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=939&grandparentID=534&parentID=938&nodeID=1

Caring for Sexual Health

American Society on Aging AgeBlog
Sexual Health in Older Adulthood: Defining the Goals
http://asaging.org/blog/sexual-health-older-adulthood-defining-goals

Safer Sex for Seniors
Resources
http://safersex4seniors.org/resources/

Womenshealth.gov
Healthy Aging – Sexual Health
http://www.womenshealth.gov/aging/sexual-health/

Womenshealth.gov
Healthy Aging – Protecting Yourself
http://www.womenshealth.gov/aging/sexual-health/protecting-yourself.html

Senior Planet
Safe Sex for Seniors: The Facts No-one’s Giving You
http://seniorplanet.org/safe-sex-for-seniors-the-facts-no-ones-giving-you/

Healthy Sexual Communication

Health Line
How to Talk to Your Partner about Sex
http://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sex-partner-communication#Overview1

Psychology Today
What Aren’t We Talking to Our Partners about Sex?
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/insight-therapy/201403/why-arent-we-talking-our-partners-about-sex

Reid Mihalko
Clarity is Contagious! – Ask for Specifics When Asking for What You Want
http://reidaboutsex.com/clarity-is-contagious-ask-for-specifics-when-asking-for-what-you-want/

American Sexual Health Association
Talking about Sex
http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/sexual-health/talking-about-sex/

Community Resources

Mazzoni Center
https://www.mazzonicenter.org/

Planned Parenthood – Southeastern Pennsylvania
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-southeastern-pennsylvania

Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health
https://www.pennmedicine.org/for-patients-and-visitors/find-a-program-or-service/lgbt-health

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Women’s Health
http://hospitals.jefferson.edu/departments-and-services/womens-health/

Women Veterans Health Center
http://www.philadelphia.va.gov/services/Women_Veterans_Health_Center.asp

Rittenhouse Women’s Wellness Center
http://www.rwwc.com/

Penn Medicine Women’s Health
https://www.pennmedicine.org/for-patients-and-visitors/find-a-program-or-service/womens-health