In Praise of Older Women

  • B. Genevay
  • J. Robert Bragonier
Part of the Women in Context: Development and Stresses book series (WICO)


To be an old woman and to claim full sexual expression means one may be seen as undignified, sick, depraved—or as being a rare exception. This oppression results in our hiding one part of ourselves (our sexual self) from the rest of us, and the toll in life energy is great for many older women who repress their sexual thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Gerontologists continue to remind us that sex and intimacy needs are of greater concern to elderly people than many of us acknowledge, and that aging women are more likely than aging men to suffer from intimacy deprivation.


Sexual Identity Sexual Expression Mefenamic Acid Disable Woman Sexual Thought 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Genevay
    • 1
  • J. Robert Bragonier
    • 2
  1. 1.Consultant in AgingFamily Services of King CountySeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyHarbor-UCLA Medical CenterTorranceUSA

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