Fertility and Pregnancy: Common Concerns of the Aging Cystic Fibrosis Population

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care, 149 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405, USA.
Clinics in Chest Medicine (Impact Factor: 2.07). 07/2007; 28(2):433-43. DOI: 10.1016/j.ccm.2007.02.009
Source: PubMed


Due to dramatically improved survival, cystic fibrosis (CF) is now considered a chronic disease of adults. Many men and women who have CF are interested in starting families and have questions regarding fertility and pregnancy, making discussion of these issues important in routine CF care. This article addresses key issues of fertility in men and women who have CF and discusses pregnancy, including maternal and fetal outcomes, highlighting advances over the last decade.

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