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May 5, 2021 28 min

Did you know that acquiring a spinal cord injury can affect more than somebody's legs?

Spinal cord injury (SCI) can significantly affect the bowel. Edwina Spooner from Coloplast explains how an SCI can affect the bowel, surgical and non-surgical options, considerations for intimacy and maintaining your independence.

Information about what we have discussed in this episode:
SCIA Continence Care -
Coloplast continence information -
Coloplast Peristeen -

This episode has been written, produced and edited by Susan Wood with assistance from Michelle Kearney and Nathan Mikhael. Logo art by Cobie Ann Moore.

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is a for-purpose organisation that supports people with a spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. For more information about our supports and services visit

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