Gynecologic and reproductive issues in women with spinal cord injury

Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2001 Feb;12(1):183-99.


As the treatment of SCI and its secondary medical complications improves, women with SCI are becoming increasingly successful in re-integrating themselves into society. Part of this re-integration involves the resumption of active sexual lives and motherhood. Clinicians who care for patients with SCIs play an important role in facilitating the resumption of these roles. With appropriate follow-up and care, women with SCI should be expected to maintain good gynecologic health and deliver healthy children with minimal complications.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Contraception
  • Female
  • Genital Diseases, Female / diagnosis
  • Genital Diseases, Female / etiology*
  • Genital Diseases, Female / prevention & control
  • Genital Diseases, Female / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / methods
  • Obstetric Labor Complications
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Reproduction / physiology*
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / complications*
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / physiopathology*