Resources cover the basics of sexual anatomy, fertility, and intimacy after spinal cord injury. They also cover gender-specific issues. Women’s topics include: sexual function, aids, pregnancy and childbirth. Men’s topics cover: erectile dysfunction, medications, fertility and more.
Spinal Cord Injuries can affect the ability to function in many ways, including sexuality and intimacy. The way you feel about sex and the ability to have sex is very important, but is different for every person. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) created this consumer education sheet to answer the questions many have about sex after a spinal cord injury. Additional resources on sexuality and intimacy are available to the public from RIC through its patient and family education center, the LIFE (Learning, Innovation, Family, Empowerment) Center. Sexuality resources are found within the Support & Wellness section of the LIFE website.