Age UK radio interview on sexual health in people aged 60 years and older

Dr Sharron Hinchliff, Senior Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery (on left) joined colleagues to talk about the sexual health and well-being needs of people aged 60 years and older.

Sharron spoke about her research on the barriers that older people and health professionals can experience when older people require help for a sexual problem. Interviewed by the BBC Newsreader Martyn Lewis, the panel consisted of experts from Age UK, the Sunday Times journalist Cosmo Landesman, and academic collaborators from the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. It was recorded for the Agenda programme of Age UK’s radio station The Wireless and aired in August.

Sharron said “It was great to be part of this discussion organised by Age UK, which addressed an important but often neglected topic within health care”.

Sharron co-leads the UK arm of the European project IntimAge funded by Erasmus+. It is the first of its kind to develop health promotion and training materials that focus on intimacy and sexuality in the third age.