Books and Publications
Dr. Tepper has published for both academic and lay readers (see list below).
In his latest book, Regain That Feeling: Secrets to Sexual Self-Discovery, people living with spinal cord injuries share profound insights into sex, pleasure, relationships, orgasm, and the importance of connectedness.
“Regain that Feeling is a wonderful book that provides realistic hope to anyone who has suffered a sexual loss secondary to serious injury or illness.” -Lee Woodruff, author of Perfectly Imperfect and co-author with Bob Woodruff of In an Instant
“A great read that redefines sex and pleasure and demonstrates how difference can be good. Definitely worth it for anyone looking to explore sexuality through a different lens.” -Tim Rose, Co-founder, The Rose Centre for Love, Sex and Disability
“Dr. Tepper has taken this subject matter to a whole new level… Please as an act of kindness to yourself, read this book.” -Dr. Dan Gottlieb, author of The Wisdom We’re Born with: Restoring Faith in Ourselves
“Only Mitch Tepper could put together this kind of poignant blend of research, personal experience, and pure insight to get to the essence of love, intimacy, and true sexiness — disability or not.” – Gary Karp, author of Life On Wheels and Disability & the Art of Kissing
“A must-read for people with disabilities, their partners, and those who advocate for them.” -Dr. Beverly Whipple, co-author of The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality
His edited work, Sexual Health [Four Volumes] bridges both audiences. Per Reference & Research Book News:
“Tepper is a sexual educator, researcher, and advocate; Owens is a certified sexuality counselor. Both are with the Sexual Health Network, an organization of health professionals and educators providing online information and guidance to the public. They present a four-volume set comprised of 61 chapters contributed by some 70 doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators, and clergy addressing the meaning of sexual health, the effects of ignorance or neglect, and the role of love, touch, and communication. Each volume focuses on one of four subcategories of sexual health psychological foundations, physical foundations, moral and cultural foundations, and state-of-the-art treatments and research and contains a subject index specific to the individual volume. A list of print and nonprint resources is also included at the end of each volume for further information. For students and healthcare professionals, and general readers interested in sexual health.”
“This monumental work presents in-depth knowledge and extensive information from many different points of view. Several chapters deal with the cultural and religious aspects of sexuality, of great importance in our present world. An excellent work!” – Gorm Wagner, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
“This is an incredibly complete text on sexual health, and includes chapters from many of the most prominent researchers and clinicians in the field. Contributing authors provide detail without losing sight of the big picture, which is organized by the editors into three volumes on the underpinnings of sexual health, and one on treatments and research. This comprehensive anthology of sexual health is an essential resource for clinical practice, medical education, and further advancements in our understanding of human sexuality.” – Anita H. Clayton, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia
Books and Reports
Tepper, M & Owens, A. (eds). Sexual Health, Vol. I: Psychological Foundations. Sex, Love, and Psychology series edited by J. Kuriansky. Westport: Praeger Publishing, 2007.
Tepper, M & Owens, A. (eds). Sexual Health, Vol. II: Physical Foundations. Sex, Love, and Psychology series edited by J. Kuriansky. Westport: Praeger Publishing, 2007.
Tepper, M & Owens, A. (eds). Sexual Health, Vol. III: Moral and Cultural Foundations. Sex, Love, and Psychology series edited by J. Kuriansky. Westport: Praeger Publishing, 2007.
Tepper, M & Owens, A. (eds). Sexual Health, Vol. IV: State-of-the-Art Research and Treatment. Sex, Love, and Psychology series edited by J. Kuriansky. Westport: Praeger Publishing, 2007.
Tepper, MS. Lived Experiences that Impede or Facilitate Sexual Pleasure and Orgasm in People with Spinal Cord Injury. Doctoral dissertation. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2001.
Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine. Sexuality and reproductive health in adults with spinal cord injury: a clinical practice guideline for health-care professionals. J Spinal Cord Med. 2010;33(3):281-336.
Tepper, M., Richards, E., Komisaruk, B. R., & Whipple, B. “Sexuality as Experienced by Women with Complete Spinal Cord Injury.” End Results and Starting Points: Expanding the Field of Disability Studies. Edited by E. Makas & L. Schlesinger. Portland: The Society for Disability Studies & The Edmund S. Muskie Institute of Public Affairs, 1996.
Whipple, B., Richards, E., Tepper, M., & Komisaruk, BR. “Sexual Response in Women with Complete Spinal Cord Injury. Women with Physical Disabilities. Edited by DM Krotoski, MA Nosek, & MA Turk. Baltimore: Paul Brookes, 1996.
Tepper, MS. “Sexuality and Disability.” The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality (Vol. 3). Edited by R. Francoeur. New York: Continuum Press, 1997.
Tepper, MS. “Living with a Disability: A Man’s Perspective.” Sexual Function in People with Disability and Chronic Illness: A Health Professional’s Guide. Edited by ML Sipski & CJ Alexander. Gaithersburg: Aspen, 1997.
Tepper, MS. “Sexuality and People with Physical and Developmental Disabilities.” Sexuality in America: Understanding Our Sexual Behavior and Values. Edited by PB Koch & DL Weis. New York: Continuum Publishing, 1998.
Tepper, M., & Owens, A. “Access to Pleasure: Onramp to Specific Information on Disability, Illness, and Changes Throughout the Lifespan.” Sex and the Internet: A Guidebook for Clinicians. Edited by A. Cooper. New York: Brunner Routledge, 2002.
Tepper, MS. “Systems that Contribute to Sexual Response and Expression.” Sexual Health, Vol.II: Physical Foundations. Edited by M. Tepper and A. Owens. Westport: Praeger Publishing, 2007.
Owens, A., & Tepper, M. “Chronic Conditions and Disability.” Sexual Health, Vol. II: Physical Foundations. Edited by M. Tepper and A. Owens. Westport: Praeger Publishing, 2007.
Stiens S.A, Heruti, R., Aloni, R, Westheimer, R.K., Tepper, M. “Sexual Expression, Intimacy, and Reproduction: Methods for Interdisciplinary Romantic Enablement.” Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Secrets, 3rd Ed. Hanley and Belfus Medical Publishers, 2007.
Tepper, M. “The Battle for Love.” Hidden Battles on Unseen Fronts, Stories of American Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD. Edited by Celia Straus. Drexel Hill, PA: Casemate Publishing, 2009.
Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)
Tepper, MS. “Sexual Education in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: Current Trends and Recommendations.” Sexuality and Disability. 10: 15-31, 1992.
Whipple, B., Richards, E., Tepper, M., & Komisaruk, B. R. “Sexual Response in Women with Complete Spinal Cord Injury.” Sexuality and Disability. 14: 191-201, 1996.
Tepper, M., & Lawless, B. “Relevant Resources for Sexuality and Spinal Cord Injury.” Sexuality and Disability. 15: 203-212, 1997.
Tepper, M. “Recommended Guidelines to Address the Fluid Issue of Readiness.” Sexuality and Disability. 15: 129 -130, 1997.
Tepper, MS. “Discussion Guide for the Sexually Explicit Educational Video Sexuality Reborn: Sexuality Following Spinal Cord Injury.” Sexuality and Disability. 15:183 -199, 1997.
Tepper, MS. “Providing Comprehensive Sexual Health Care in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: Implementation and Evaluation of a New Curriculum for Health Professionals.” Sexuality and Disability. 15: 131-165, 1997.
Tepper, MS. “Use of Sexually Explicit Films in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Programs. Sexuality and Disability. 15: 167-181, 1997.
Richards, E., Tepper, M., Whipple, B., & Komisaruk, B. R. “Women with Complete Spinal Cord Injury: A Phenomenological Study of Sexuality and Relationship Experiences.” Sexuality and Disability. 15: 271-283, 1997.
Tepper, MS. “Letting Go of Restrictive Notions of Manhood: Male Sexuality, Disability, and Chronic Illness.” Sexuality and Disability. 17: 37-52, 1999.
Tepper, M., Whipple, B., Richards, E., & Komisaruk, BR. “Women with Complete Spinal Cord Injury: A Phenomenological Study of Sexual Experiences.” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. 27: 615-624, 2001.
Journal Articles (Not Peer Reviewed)
Ross, S., & Tepper, MS. “Sexuality and Disability: A SIECUS Annotated Bibliography of Available Print and Video Materials.” SIECUS Report. 23: 26-36, 1995.
Tepper, MS. “Paying for Parenting Needs.” Parenting With A Disability. 5: 3-6, 1996.
Tepper, M.S. “Becoming Sexually Able: Education to Help Youth with Disabilities.” SIECUS Report. 29: 5-13, 2001.
Owens, A.F. & Tepper, M.S. “Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities Affecting Women’s Sexuality.” The Female Patient. 28: 35-42 (Primary Care Edition); 45-50 (OB/GYN Edition; full article), 2003.
Barton, B., & Tepper, M. “Adolescence, Brain Injury, and Sexuality: Promoting Sexual Health.” Brain Injury Professional, 7:1, 18-21, 2009.
Trudel, T., Tepper, M., Barton, B., Elias, E., & Weider, K. “Sexuality and Traumatic Brain Injury.” EP Magazine, pp. 29-30, August 2011.
Satcher, D., Tepper, M., Thrasher, C., Rachel, S. “Breaking the Silence: Supporting Intimate Relationships for Our Wounded Troops and Their Partners: A Call To Action.” International Journal of Sexual Health, March 2012.