Female condoms to be targeted at older women?

Use of female condoms could increasingly be targeted at older women in the future, as it has been identified that educational campaigns regarding sex are often aimed solely at younger people.

New research published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs found many ladies over the age of 50 are still enjoying a healthy and active sex life and want more information regarding sexual health.

The investigation revealed women in this age bracket need to be provided with more tools on how to speak to their lovers about indulging in safe sex.

Such an emphasis could see female condoms embraced on a wider scale and Dr Cynthia Morton of the University of Florida - one of 17 public, land-grant institutions belonging to the Association of American Universities - said: "The findings generated from our research offer a rich foundation for better understanding the motivations and concerns that influence senior-aged women's attitudes about dating at their present stage of life."