Sexuality & Sexual Function

Sexuality & Sexual Function
The first part of this 59 minute video explores psychological aspects of sexuality such as expressing sexuality, sexual adjustment, managing personal care issues, confronting issues with body image issues, and working through relationship issues. The second part explores physical aspects of sex following SCI for both men and women. This includes arousal, sexual function and dysfunction, sexual activities, and fertility. This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Sexuality for Women with Spinal Cord Injury (PDF)
Discusses the changes in sexual function, sexual adjustment, issues with partners, areas of concern, arousal, sexual activity, sexual satisfaction, and other issues of sexuality after injury. This and other InfoSheets are provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Pregnancy for Women with Spinal Cord Injury (PDF)
Discusses the issues of pregnancy that include planning along with the concerns to manage during pregnancy, labor and delivery.  This and other InfoSheets are provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Sexual Function for Men with Spinal Cord Injury (PDF)
Discusses physical and psychological changes that can occur in a male's sexual functioning following SCI. Topics include sexual aids, fertility, and relationship issues. This and other InfoSheets are provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Update on Sexuality and Spinal Cord Injury
Stanley Ducharme, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, November 2007 New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) Annual Consumer Research Conference, Boston, MA

Relationships After SCI
Watch a collection of videos from FacingDisability.com, a first-of-its-kind Internet-based effort created to connect families who suddenly have to deal with a spinal cord injury with people like them who have already “been there” and “done that.”

Social Life & Sex After SCI
Watch a collection of videos from FacingDisability.com, a first-of-its-kind Internet-based effort created to connect families who suddenly have to deal with a spinal cord injury with people like them who have already “been there” and “done that.”

Marriage & Children After SCI
Watch a collection of videos from FacingDisability.com, a first-of-its-kind Internet-based effort created to connect families who suddenly have to deal with a spinal cord injury with people like them who have already “been there” and “done that.”

Conversations from the Bedroom: Sex after Spinal Cord Injury
Two men and one woman with spinal cord injuries discuss their experiences with sex and intimacy. This is an educational video program of a forum for persons with SCI and their friends, family members and caregivers. Forums are offered by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). Presented on May 10, 2011.

Sexability
Is there sex after spinal cord injury? Kelly Arbor of Babeland discusses how sexuality and intimacy are available to everyone, regardless of disability. This is an educational video program of a forum for persons with SCI and their friends, family members and caregivers. Forums are offered by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). Presented on February 10, 2009.

Sexuality
A chapter from the Spinal Cord Injury Patient – Family Teaching Manual published by the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley (RSCICDV) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. Spanish

Male Fertility After Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide For Patients, Second Edition 
From The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, this booklet can be used as a talking point for patients and their medical professionals.

Sexuality and Reproductive Health for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury: What You Should Know (PDF)
This consumer guide is published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine.

Erectile Dysfunction: Options for Men after SCI  
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System. This document is to help people with maintaining health and living long-term with a spinal cord injury. Spanish