Letter: Not bragging, but not too old for sex

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Sir: Thank you, Anna Raeburn, for pointing out that older people do have, and enjoy, sex ("Just don't say the S-word", 14 August).

Unfortunately the Health Education Authority thinks otherwise. They have just published a report, Health in England 1996, in which most of the statistics only cover people up to the age of 74, which is bad enough. But the sections on sex and drugs stop at 54 years. How do they think we spend our retirement? The HEA should further its own education by talking to us old 'uns, who probably are just as sexually active, but spend less time bragging about it.

ANNE PECK

London N7

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