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RESEARCH PAPER 2
Everyday Argument draft
The topic for my academic argument essay was geriatric sex. The audience of the paper was the general public whose perception about sexuality in the elderly is wrong and therefore this paper aimed to provide relevant information to empower their knowledge. Additionally, the paper targeted the elderly whose sexual and reproductive rights have been ignored for long so that they stop suppressing their feelings in order to fit social norms. Sexuality in the elderly is an issue that has been overlooked in both academic and media discourse, and only a few individuals have tried to fight for the sexual rights of the elderly (Roney&Kazer, 2015). Consequently, I felt it was necessary to persuade the public that there is adequate evidence that advanced age is not a hindrance to sexual feelings in addition to what I experienced with my friend’s grandmother. Also, the sluggishness of the society in accepting what has been scientifically studied and proven attracted my attention due to the fact that the rights of a certain group were being denied.
I am proud of my argument as it seeks to protect the vulnerable in the society whose plight has been overlooked for long by both academic and media discourse. Additionally, my argument seeks to ensure that the sexual health of the elderly is promoted by ensuring that even health professionals play their role adequately in addressing their sexual needs and the necessary protection. Additionally, my argument will see families discussing the sexual needs of their elderly openly which will reduce the embarrassment, negative attitude and lack of support on the issue of geriatric sex (Lisa Esposito, 2016). Even though my information will transform the views of many people, it will not be valuable if it does not reach the intended audience. As a result, I believe that my classmates will be instrumental in spearheading my campaign by reaching all those in their families who do not support geriatric sex for one reason or another.
Lisa Esposito., (2016). Seniors and Sexual Health: What Older Adults Should Know. Retrieved from https://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2016-03-16/seniors-and-sexual-health-what-older-adults-should-know
Roney, L., &Kazer, M. W. (2015). Geriatric sexual experiences: The seniors tell all. Applied health research, 28(3), 254-256.
Running Head: RESEARCH PAPER