Journal article

Sexual and reproductive health in cystic fibrosis

Katherine B Frayman, Melanie Chin, Susan M Sawyer, Scott C Bell

Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020


PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With improving life expectancy and quality of life, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) has become an increasingly important aspect of patient-centered cystic fibrosis care. This review aims to describe advances in cystic fibrosis-related SRH and highlight optimal practices. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent publications suggest that people with cystic fibrosis follow a similar trajectory of sexual development and activity as their noncystic fibrosis peers, although contraception use is lower. Although fertility is reduced in patients with cystic fibrosis, improved survival and assisted reproductive technologies have led to an increasing pursuit and incidence of pregnancy. Cystic f..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Awarded by Medical Research Future's Fund

Awarded by CF Foundation

Funding Acknowledgements

K.F. has been supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) postgraduate scholarship, a Royal Australasian College of Physicians Paediatrics and Child Health Division NHMRC Award for Excellence, the Clifford Family PhD Scholarship and an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. S.S. holds the Geoff and Helen Handbury chair in adolescent health at the University of Melbourne. S.B. has been supported by grants from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (1102494, 1121694), the Medical Research Future's Fund (1152249), CF Foundation (BELL19A0), the University of Queensland and Queensland Children's Foundation (CF Program).