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Good Shepherd to Offer Intimacy and Relationships Educational Series for People Living with Spinal Cord Injuries

October 21, 2019

People living with spinal cord injuries face a variety of changes to their day-to-day lives — changes that impact their personal relationships and intimacy, too.

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network (GSRN) is offering a brand-new Relationships and Intimacy Education Series designed specifically for people living with spinal cord injuries, covering everything from anatomy and fertility to medications and devices. Classes will be led by Good Shepherd clinicians and individuals with spinal cord injuries. There will be breakout sessions for men and women, as well as peer-led breakout sessions.

Sessions will be held at 3 p.m. on November 6, November 20 and December 11 in Allentown at Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center, Middle Level Conference Room.

Session One – Nov. 6

  • The purpose of the course
  • Relationships and intimacy
  • Sharing of personal experiences

Session Two – Nov. 20

  • Anatomy and changes in sexuality after spinal cord injury
  • Fertility and parenting skills

Session Three – Dec. 11

  • Potential treatments
  • Positioning

Attendees also will have the ability to discuss specific concerns privately in one-on-one sessions with clinicians.

Info and RSVP

For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Charlene Kreider at [email protected] or 610-778-9231.