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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, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.