Series editor's preface
Part one: Exploring contemporary understandings of sexuality
Why are sexuality and old age incompatible? Unpicking the myth of the 'asexual old age'
The 'sexy oldie'. The creation of new myths about sexuality and ageing Part two: Focusing upon older people's experiences of sexuality and ageing
What do we 'know' about sexuality and ageing? A new look at the literature
How important is sex to older people?
Diversity and later life sexuality Part three: Sexual health, sexual problems and ageing
Sexual risk-taking and sexually transmitted infections in later life
Sexual 'dysfunctions' and ageing
Health professionals' views on later life sexuality and sexual health
Merryn Gott is a lecturer in Gerontology at the Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield. She has conducted extensive research in the area of sexuality, sexual health and ageing. Her other primary research interest relates to end of life care for older people.