Cystic Fibrosis Patients Need Counseling to Preserve Fertility

12/13/21/Source: Cystic Fibrosis News Today 

A study on cystic fibrosis fertility published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama focused on female Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients’ fertility preservation pre-lung transplant. The study found that 78% of women diagnosed with CF want to have biological children but the treatment could cause infertility. The study established that three out of four women when discussing their treatment plan fertility preservation was never talked about.

Cystic Fibrosis patients had to rely on the internet and social media along with other CF patients for information about parenthood and fertility. The study called out a need for fertility counseling to be included in the treatment plan as well as resources to be focused on CF patients and their fertility preservation options.