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Sex and Fertility After Spinal Cord Injury

Interview with Diane M. Rowles, MS, NP (23 Q&A videos)

 

Nurse Practitioner, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago

 

Diane M. Rowles is a nurse practitioner at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, who specializes in sex and fertility education of patients after spinal cord injury.

 

Rowles offers very detailed information about how to reintroduce sex and intimacy after a spinal cord injury. Topics include sexual function for men and for women after a spinal cord injury, sexual function after a spinal cord injury, common psychological obstacles, managing sexual expectations, sensation and orgasm.  She discusses male sexual dysfunction related to paralysis, managing catheters during sex, dealing with spasticity, sexual positioning and the importance of foreplay. There is also basic information about pregnancy, childbirth and managing male fertility after a spinal cord injury.

Diane M. Rowles, MS, NP Read Bio

Nurse Practitioner, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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