Sexuality, Health, Rights, and Ageing

Share-Net Colombia

CoP Overview and Introduction

In Colombia, 50% of people over the age of 60 rate sexuality as something important or very important in their lives. However, it is falsely but commonly known that human beings disconnect from their sex life when ageing and becoming older, with a belief that physical changes attributed to age or chronic diseases that affect their sexual and reproductive health are normal. This type of prejudice creates a gap in terms of information on this subject; very little is said about it and there are almost no surveys, specific indicators, and qualitative studies, among others, about sexuality for the elderly.

For this reason, it is important to develop a Community of Practice to encourage the generation, exchange, appropriation and dissemination of knowledge and scientific evidence on sexuality and its relationship with ageing, for the recognition that older people can and deserve to enjoy a satisfying sexual life, within the framework of promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights.

CoP Objectives

  • Exchange knowledge, recent publications, news about political or social context, and other resources with all the CoP members in frequent meetings, discussing ideas of new translation products or research opportunities related to sexual rights and ageing in Colombia.
  • Create, review, and provide feedback on knowledge product proposals like infographics, research proposals, literature reviews, and others.
  • Generate an impact at the political level, which allows the inclusion of Aging as an important issue when debating, measuring and taking action on sexual rights.

Key CoP Resources or Publications

  1. Literature review regarding sexuality and ageing in Latin America and the rest of the world. The document was created as a first resource for the new CoP members, it can be accessed through Share-Net Colombia’s digital library on their website.

Key Annual CoP Activities

There are currently no annual activities planned.

Main CoP Information Page

To read more about Share-Net Colombia’s CoP on Sexuality, Health, Rights, and Ageing, please visit their main CoP information page.

CoP Launch Date

The CoP was launched in November 2022

Main CoP Contact

For more information about the CoP, please contact Laura Cala, M&E Analyst –

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