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Sexual health in the Over Forty-Fives

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Social Innovation

England

The Health and Europe Centre

Lead partner

address

Frankrijk

Contact

Project budget

4 217 159

ERDF amount

2 530 295

ERDF rate

60%

Begindatum

01/03/2019

Einddatum

30/09/2022

Common challenge

Studies in/beyond Europe (eg WHO’s Sexual Health Throughout Life) highlight the need for older people to have better access to sexual health support/care. These identify that older age groups are rarely a focus in European & domestic policies across the 2Seas area. The correlation is clear between this gap in services & the rise in Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) rates. The over-45s at risk are generally those entering new sexual relationships after a period of monogamy, often post-menopause (removing the issue of pregnancy, without thought to STIs). Our engagement with relevant services suggests lack of knowledge/tools for health services approaching the issue and offering information/treatment. Within this target group, partner research has shown that groups with one or more socio-economic disadvantages (homeless people/sex workers/non-native language speakers/migrants) are at even greater risk of being unaware of their sexual health and unable to access the appropriate services

Partners

England

Kent County Council

England

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

England

Metro Charity

England

East Sussex County Council

England

University of Chichester

England

Medway Council

Netherlands

SOA AIDS Nederland

Belgium/Flanders

Artesis Plantijn

Belgium/Flanders

Odisee Hogeschool

France

Sante Info Solidarite - Animation (SIS-Animation)

Observers

France

Conseil Départmental du Nord

England

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

France

Santé Publique France