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Women and Spinal Cord Injury


A Panel Discussion

Presented on February 21, 2017

Women with spinal cord injury are a minority within a minority. Because they make up only about 25% of all people with spinal cord injuries, they can often feel that their needs are not addressed, and they may have a hard time getting answers to their specific questions about health issues unique to their gender. In this panel discussion, five women with spinal cord injuries share their experiences and offer useful information about staying healthy as a female living with a spinal cord injury. Also on the panel is Erica Bechtel, MD, SCI Fellow at the Puget Sound VA Medical Center. The discussion is moderated by UW rehabilitation medicine psychologist Jeanne Hoffman, PhD.

For more on this topic, read a report from a presentation on women's health and SCI by Dr. Maria R. Reyes.

Presentation time: 85 minutes. After watching, please complete our two-minute survey!

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