Spinal Cord Injury Fertility Program

Making parenthood a possibility for patients with spinal cord injury.

More than 250,000 Americans have had a spinal cord injury, and more than 50 percent of those injuries occur between the ages of 16 and 30. Many of these people are concerned about their ability to become a parent. The Spinal Cord Injury Fertility Program through Sharp Rehabilitation Services is dedicated to making parenthood a possibility for those affected by spinal cord injury.

The program is one of the few spinal cord fertility programs in the United States that offers comprehensive services in one location.

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Services include:

  • Certified rehabilitation nursing evaluation and referral
  • Fertility evaluation
  • Initial assessment and counseling
  • Ongoing individual and couples counseling
  • Outpatient sperm procurement (RPE) and high-frequency vibratory stimulation
  • Physical therapy and occupational therapy assessment for child care needs, home modification and adaptive equipment
  • Pregnancy, delivery and postpartum care (offered at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns)
  • Special parenting classes with adaptive techniques
  • Urology/gynecology evaluation

The Spinal Cord Injury Fertility Program is located at Sharp Rehabilitation Services at Sharp Memorial Hospital.

For More Information
To learn more about the Spinal Cord Injury Fertility Program, please call the program coordinator at 858-939-3075. To learn more about Sharp's Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, please call a clinical evaluator at 858-939-3097 or send us an email.  

To learn more about Sharp's rehabilitation services or to find a Sharp-affiliated physician who can refer you to a physical therapist, call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.