Fertility issues in cystic fibrosis

Paediatr Respir Rev. 2002 Sep;3(3):236-40. doi: 10.1016/s1526-0542(02)00184-7.


With increasing survival in cystic fibrosis (CF) there is an increasing need to deal with the desires of CF patients to become parents. In the context of 98% male infertility in CF, new techniques offer the prospect of successful parenthood. For females, successful pregnancy is possible but careful planning is required. The practical and ethical aspects of reproductive health in CF are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Cystic Fibrosis / complications
  • Cystic Fibrosis / genetics
  • Cystic Fibrosis / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Fertility*
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Male / etiology
  • Infertility, Male / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Pregnancy