In this issue of the journal, Kazmerski et al. describe the sexual and reproductive health concerns and related healthcare utilization of young women with CF ages 15–24 years at five CF centers compared to that of the general population [, ]. They found that the sexual activity of young women with CF mimics the behaviors of non-CF counterparts; however women with CF have less access to sexual and reproductive health information and services. Continue reading Behaviors, experience and health care utilization in young women with CF
The overall rate at which women with cystic fibrosis are becoming pregnant dropped slightly in recent years — coinciding with the introduction of CFTR modulators and the clinical trials that led to their approval as CF therapies — but appears to be rising again to pre-trial levels, a study reports. Continue reading Introduction of New Therapies Affects Pregnancy Rates in Women With CF
Women with CF, we need your expertise and opinions!
Become a member of the CF-Patient Task Force to discuss sexual and reproductive health issues that affect women with CF. As patients with CF live longer, CFReSHC is committed to patient-engaged research through partnerships with people with CF, researchers, and advocates. Continue reading The Cystic Fibrosis Reproductive & Sexual Health Collaborative (CFReSHC)
NEW ON CFF.ORG: FAMILY PLANNING & PARENTING WITH CF
As people with cystic fibrosis are living longer, healthier lives, many are considering having families of their own.
To help people in the CF community make informed family planning decisions, Continue reading New on CFF.org: Family Planning