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 shepherd.org/news/radio 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.
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, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.