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Fertility and fatherhood

Starting a family can be one of life’s greatest joys, and spinal cord injury should not hinder anyone’s chances of experiencing that.

Some couples, where one partner is spinal cord injured, can fall pregnant conventionally, while others may need the help of fertility specialists. It all depends on the level and type of injury and the resulting changes in the body.

There’s nothing quite like a hug from the

child that you’ve brought into the world

Feeling a degree of uncertainty and having many questions are normal if you and your partner are considering starting a family. Whether that is about erection and ejaculation, medical interventions, artificial insemination, costs or the practicalities of parenting, there are always answers that can put your mind at ease.

Our factsheet contains a wealth of information about fertility and fatherhood, real-life stories and useful contacts you can call on when you begin thinking about having a child.

We’re here for you

Don’t forget our support network coordinators are also here to chat with you about any concerns or answer any other questions you may have.

Access your local support team