Reproductive health in young women with cystic fibrosis: knowledge, behavior and attitudes.
SM Sawyer, PD Phelan, G Bowes
Journal of Adolescent Health | Published : 1995
PURPOSE: The improved life-expectancy in cystic fibrosis (CF) results in the fact that the majority of affected young women now survive to face the same reproductive health decisions as other women, in addition to those that specifically relate to CF. The aim of this study was to assess the reproductive health knowledge of women with CF, to investigate the range of their reproductive health problems, and to review their reproductive health attitudes and behaviors. METHODS: Women aged 18 years and over attending CF services in the state of Victoria, Australia were invited to complete a reproductive health questionnaire. Comparison subjects (n = 76) were enrolled from 2 primary care practices...View full abstract