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Expressing Sexuality When Living with Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury peer support supervisor provides insight in 10-minute podcast.

People are sexual beings by nature. Sexuality is not just about the physical act of sexual intercourse, but also includes emotional, intellectual, social aspects and other forms of sexual expression.

Spinal cord injury may alter certain physical and emotional aspects, but in spite of these changes, there are still many ways a person can express their sexuality. In a 10-minute Shepherd Center Radio podcast, peer support supervisor Minna Hong provides insight about the options for people living with spinal cord injury.

This podcast and others are available at or can be downloaded as an MP3 file from the link above. A transcript of the interview is also available on the Shepherd Center Radio web page.

Minna Hong is the Spinal Cord Injury Peer Support Program supervisor at Shepherd Center, where she has worked since 2000. Minna, the mother of two young adults, has been living with a spinal cord injury 1999. She is a guest lecturer at Emory University, Georgia State University, the University of Georgia and Mercer University, speaking about on treating patients with a disability.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, multiple amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. Ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals for rehabilitation and the best in the Southeast, Shepherd Center treats more than 850 inpatients and 7,600 outpatients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.