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Title: STI epidemiology in the global older population: emerging challenges
Contributor(s): Minichiello, Victor  (author); Rahman, Saifur  (author); Hawkes, Gail  (author)orcid ; Pitts, Marian (author)
Publication Date: 2012
DOI: 10.1177/1757913912445688
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Abstract: This paper reviews the evidence concerning the epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with a particular focus on older people. Evidence from North America, Australia, China and Korea clearly shows increasing rates of many STIs in the population group aged 50 years and older. Similar changes are identified in three studies conducted in sub-Saharan Africa. There is a significant lack of detailed epidemiological data from Asia-Pacific and many African countries. There is also a lack of health education and health programmes directed towards older people. It is likely that sexual ageism is the dynamic that underpins this lack of focus and resources for older people.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Perspectives in Public Health, 132(4), p. 178-181
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISSN: 1757-9147
Field of Research (FOR): 111702 Aged Health Care
111717 Primary Health Care
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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