Menstruation following Spinal Cord Injury

About Helen Thrussell

Helen is an Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist who has worked at the National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital (UK) since 2004. During this time she has been based in adult, paediatric and outpatient services and is currently the lead clinician for female sexuality at the centre, advising on menstruation, sexual activity and pregnancy after spinal cord injury. Helen achieved a Masters in Advancing Spinal Cord Rehabilitation and Management in 2014 where her dissertation focused on menstruation and its management in spinal cord injured women. She has also published qualitative research exploring women’s experiences of sexuality after spinal cord injury.