The purpose of this student discussion is to discuss Post-Menopausal and Sexuality Issues in the Maturing and Older Adult
Activity Learning Outcomes
Through this discussion, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
1) Discuss the symptoms related to genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) (WO 6.2,6.3) (CO 1,3,5)
2) Reflect on personal comfort level when performing a sexual history on the maturing an older adult. (WO 6.2,6.3) (CO 1,3,5)
The initial posting to the graded collaborative discussions is due by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT.
Peer responses and responses to faculty must be posted prior to the week deadline of Sunday 11:59 MT.
A 10% late penalty will be imposed for discussions posted after the deadline on Wednesday, regardless of the number of days late. NOTHING will be accepted after 11:59pm MT on Sunday (i.e. student will receive an automatic 0).
Total Points Possible: 70
Ageism and gender bias can affect to whom and how we ask about sexual health, sexual activity, and concerning symptoms. Depending on your own level of comfort and cultural norms this can be a tough conversation for some providers but this is an important topic. As this week’s required NAMS videos discussed, women are wanting us to ask about sexual concerns. This week we also reviewed sexually transmitted diseases and the effects of ageism on the time to diagnosis so it is necessary to ask these questions and provide good education for all patients. You will not know any needs unless you ask.
Sexuality and the older adult