Men and women with CF can have biological kids, but fertility has not always been priorities of CF care. As people with CF live longer, healthier lives than before, more men and women must make crucial decisions about their reproductive health.

How Does CF Affect the Female Reproductive System?

Although most women with CF have normal hormonal function, reproductive tracts and sexual development, they also experience common reproductive health issues associated with CF. Understanding how CF affects the female reproductive system empowers women to take advantage of all the reproductive health options available to them and to take greater charge of their reproductive care.

How Does CF Affect the Male Reproductive System?

Improved survival, higher quality of life and advances in assisted reproductive technology (ART) have combined to create new challenges and opportunities for young men with CF today. By understanding how CF can affect the male reproductive system, men with CF can take greater charge of their reproductive health.