Women SCI/D Veterans

Uniting the medical community toward a single mission: improved quality of life for all veterans.

Women SCI/D Veterans

More than 750,000 people in the United States, including women veterans, live with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) supports research, educational programs, and other initiatives that unite people and activities toward a single mission: improved quality of life for everyone with SCI/D.


Our founders were pioneers in promoting research into treatments and cures for SCI/D. They recognized that paralysis does not only affect veterans, but can happen to anyone at any stage of their lives. Until recently, most scientists believed that paralysis due to spinal cord injury was impossible to reverse. However, ongoing research investment from Paralyzed Veterans and others have produced promising results.

Our work focuses on exploring treatments and finding a cure for SCI/D through the PVA Education Foundation, the PVA Research Foundation, multiple partnerships, and the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine.

Download the 2016 Women Veterans Case Study 



From clinical practice guidelines for healthcare specialists to self-help guides for patients and caregivers, Paralyzed Veterans offers a wide range of resources.

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