Most women with CF have normal hormonal function, reproductive tracts and sexual development. Despite this, the majority of women experience common reproductive health issues associated with CF.
Women with CF have thicker cervical
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.
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).
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.
More women with cystic fibrosis are reaching reproductive age, becoming pregnant, and delivering babies. Nutrition before and during pregnancy is essential for all women.
Becoming pregnant after a lung transplant is possible, but is associated with increased complications. Learning more about post-transplant pregnancy can help you understand the potential risks and health implications.
By understanding the effects that different forms of contraception can have on people with cystic fibrosis, you can choose the method that is right for you.
For some people with CF, having sex can come with physical discomfort, aggravations and pain. Fortunately, some practical tips and advice can help both men and women with CF fully enjoy their sex lives.