CF and Menopause—I have questions…

By Georgia Brown

As a woman with Cystic Fibrosis, at 47, I am considered old—but it is a title I relish.  It means I have weathered the CF storm and I look at each birthday as an accomplishment.  But as I enter the next phase of my life, I find I have more questions than answers.

While I don’t fear menopause necessarily, I do fear embarking on this life changing phase without understanding how CF puts its unique twist on it.  And that is why I am glad that I have found the Cystic Fibrosis Reproductive and Sexual Health Collaborative (CFReSHC).  Each month the group meets to discuss issues specific to women with CF.  Then CFReSHC uses the feedback from meeting participants to help shape future CF research.  This is one way, we, as patients, pave the way for improved sexual and reproductive healthcare.  

The next virtual meeting “Hormones Across the Lifespan” will be Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 11 am to 1:00 pm EST.  Dr. Raksha Jain of the University of Texas Southwestern will discuss how hormones affect women with CF from puberty to menopause.  Then, the CF women in attendance, will break into smaller groups to discuss personal stories and identify the top three hormone-related topics that need further research.  The meeting is open to all women with CF in the United States.  For more information on CFReSHC and for login information from your laptop, or mobile device, email CFReSHC at cfreprohealth@gmail.com. Women who attend receive a $25 gift card from Amazon.  

The Cystic Fibrosis Reproductive & Sexual Health Collaborative (CFReSHC) Patient Task Force Meeting is on September 18th!

By Kelly Gilmore

On Monday September 18th from 12:30pm PST- 2:30pm PST we are having a virtual discussion with CF women, and you’re invited! We need your help in understanding what aspects related sexual and Continue reading The Cystic Fibrosis Reproductive & Sexual Health Collaborative (CFReSHC) Patient Task Force Meeting is on September 18th!

Partnering with researchers to discuss women’s health as it relates to having CF

Written by Sandy Sufian, 48 year old woman with CF

I have recently had the great pleasure to join a diverse team of esteemed colleagues and researchers to finally explore a topic I have been passionate about for many years: how women with CF experience our sexual and Continue reading Partnering with researchers to discuss women’s health as it relates to having CF

Announcing a Patient-Engagement Study for Women with CF about Their Experiences throughout the Reproductive Life-course

Written by Sandy Sufian, 48 year old woman with CF

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