e d g e - education for disability and gender equity

Biology
CONTENTS

GENETIC DISORDERS
1 Intro
2 Single gene disorders
3 Additional chromosomes
   
4 Activity
 
5 Resources
   
SPINAL CORD INJURY
1 Intro
2 Spinal cord and vertebrae
3

Effects of SCI

   
4 Activity
   
5 Resources
T3-T8 T9-T12 L1-L5 S1-S5 Above C3 C3-T1

LOWER THORACIC REGION
(T9 - T12)
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Injuries at this level result in paraplegia affecting functioning of the abdominal muscles.

Lower T-injuries allow good trunk control and good abdominal muscle control. Sitting balance is very good.

Individuals with spinal cord injuries at all levels may experience dysfunction of the bowel and bladder and sexual functioning may be affected. Men with SCI may have their fertility affected while women's fertility is generally not affected.

Famous people with spinal cord injuries

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