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Sexuality & Fertility  

Two Consultants are flown in From Sydney to run a Monthly Clinic out of Making Strides, Burleigh Heads Gold Coast. 

How can we help you? 

Sexual function assessment

Clients (+/- partners) can receive information, education and explore options related to sexual dysfunction following spinal cord injury.

There is a variety of areas that can be explored and further referrals may be required including:

  • Physical, Neurological and Sexual examinations

  • Education on physiology of sex organs/sexual act

  • Prescription for PDE5 Inhibitors / Postaglandin E1 therapy and pseudoephidrine

  • Advice on adjunct erectile therapies (vacuum pumps, penile rings, vibrators, dildos etc)

  • Baseline sex hormone screening

  • Initial sexual counselling with referral to sex therapy/relationship counselling

  • Advice for accessing sex workers

 

Fertility assessment

Clients (+/- partners) can receive information, education and explore options related to infertility following spinal cord injury.

There are several areas that can be explored and further referrals are required including:

  • Physical, Neurological & Sexual history examinations

  • Education on the physiology of sex organs / fertility / conception

  • Education and consent for semen retrieval procedures

  • Baseline sex hormone and semen screening

  • Advice / referral for assisted reproductive technology services

 

Trial of semen retrieval

Clients (+/- partners) can trial penile vibratory stimulation to elicit ejaculation. Due to the potential for Autonomic Dysreflexia and abrasions to the glans, it is recommended that the initial trial occurs in a supervised environment.

There are a few aspects that can be explored under this service including:

  • Trial of Ferticare

  • Education on various levels of assisted reproductive technology services

  • Education on artificial insemination in the home

  • Supporting letter for funders to purchase device

 

Trial of erectile agents

Clients (+/- partners) can trial application of Prostaglandin E1 to elicit erections. Due to the potential for priapism, penile haematoma and incorrect injecting technique, it is recommended that the initial trial occurs in a supervised environment.

 

Rent to buy Ferticare 

HNS has distribution rights to the Ferticare vibro-ejaculation device. Please contact referral.hns@gmail.com to find out more.