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).
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.
Sex and relationships are essential parts of life. For some people with CF, making the distinction between sexuality and intimacy can be an important step in navigating the ups and downs of having a chronic illness.
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.
Being a parent with cystic fibrosis can be difficult, but a strong support system can help. By learning more about what to expect as a parent with CF, you can find new ways to balance your own health with the time it takes to care for your child.
By learning more about the pros and cons of adoption for a person with cystic fibrosis, you can ultimately decide if it is the right family building option for you.
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is often a popular family building option among people with cystic fibrosis. Learn more about common ART techniques to find the right family building method for you.
More women with cystic fibrosis are reaching reproductive age, becoming pregnant, and delivering babies. Nutrition before and during pregnancy is essential for all women.
Many people with CF choose surrogacy or gestational carriers as a family building option. By learning more about surrogacy and its potential challenges, you can ultimately assess whether it is right for you.