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Book review: Addressing the Sexual Rights of Older People: Theory, Policy and Practice

Senior lecturer James Meek reviews Addressing the Sexual Rights of Older People: Theory, Policy and Practice

Addressing the Sexual Rights of Older People: Theory, Policy and Practice

Catherine Barrett and Sharron Hinchliff

Routledge

£29.99 | 172pp

ISBN: 9781138189188

This book is much needed in this field and will be a useful addition to the bookshelves of academics, healthcare professionals and students.

The chapter on the hidden sexualities of older lesbians and bisexual women, which I feel is a topic that is often overlooked in the research arena. The chapter acknowledges the invisibility of this group and the need to explore and achieve visibility and equity, something that it is required in healthcare. Additionally, the needs of the older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are well represented throughout the book.

You will find this book easy to read, well presented and would be suitable for nurses and other healthcare practitioners working with older service users. Each chapter has a useful reference list relevant to the specific topic making it easier to find any further resources you may require.


Reviewed by James Meek, course leader in sexual health studies and senior lecturer in sexual and reproductive health at the University of Central Lancashire.

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