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Fertility in Men With CF

While 97-98 percent of men with cystic fibrosis are infertile, they can still enjoy normal, healthy sex lives and have biological children with the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART).

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    Puberty in Male Adolescents With CF

    Delayed puberty is common among young men with CF, but working with your CF care team to ensure you get good nutrition can help encourage healthy development and growth.

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    Fertility in Men With CF Post-Transplant

    By learning about the implications of all transplant-related medications and treatments before undergoing a transplant, men with cystic fibrosis can avoid some of the harmful reproductive side effects and improve their ability to have biological children post-transplant.

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    How Infertile Men With CF Can Still Have Biological Kids

    After being told at the age of 14 that I was probably infertile, the day finally came when this news mattered to me. But with IVF and the support of our church, my wife and I are now the proud parents of three biological children.

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    One Thing I Wish I Knew Before My Double-Lung Transplant

    When my mom used to ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I told her that I wanted to be a dad. The journey to fatherhood with cystic fibrosis is full of obstacles, but I would give anything to pass on the traits I’ve gained from living with this disease to a child of my own.

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    3 Lessons Learned From the IVF Process as a Man With CF

    As an infertile man with cystic fibrosis, I never thought my wife and I would be on the cusp of our first pregnancy. Fortunately, over the last 18 months, we’ve learned a thing or two about navigating the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process.

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