Dr. Mitchell Tepper is a sexologist who has been living a full life with spinal cord injury for nearly 35 years. He has long been personally and professionally dedicated to ending the silence around sexuality and disabilities. Dr. Tepper has been working with wounded veterans since speaking at theÂ Road to Recovery ConferenceÂ for wounded veterans in 2006. Through spearheading theÂ Wounded Troops and Partners: Supporting Intimate Relationships ConferenceÂ in Washington DC in 2008, he was successful in getting the issue of sexual health and intimacy for wounded warriors on the national radar. He assisted the Bob Woodruff Foundation in organizing theirÂ High Impact Collaboration Conference, From Injury to Intimacy, in 2014. He has been instrumental in the implementation of couple’s retreats within the VA system and in training members of the Sexual Health and Intimacy Workgroup at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Dr. Tepper has published peer reviewed articles in medical and sexual health journals on comprehensive sexual health care for catastrophically injured warriors.
Dr. Tepper, producer ofÂ Love After War, has also produced the critically acclaimed Sex and Paralysis Video Series.