By: Georgia Brown
I often say that there is no modesty in medicine. I mean, we routinely talk with medical professionals who are used to gross anatomy. But I realized I was wrong when I broached sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues with my CF physician.
After I attended the CFF MiniCon on SRH, I was so energized by the honest discussions that I had handwritten notes to share at clinic the next day. After giving an overview of the event, I listed items clinics should be talking about and offered my notes for use as a reference. Continue reading Have you talked to your CF Team about your sexual and reproductive health?
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)
CF Roundtable Article submissions are due December 15th.
The Focus Topic for the Winter 2018 issue is “Becoming A Parent With CF”. If you – our adult readers with CF – have thought about becoming a parent, what decisions and considerations did you make? Are you a parent or do you help raise a nephew, niece or another child relative? Whether you already have children or want to start a family, tell us about your journey to parenthood.
Continue reading We want to hear from you! CF Roundtable article submission deadline soon
By Laura Mentch
On July 29th the CDC released an updated Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive (MEC). These recommendations enable health care providers to evaluate the safety of initiating and continuing use of contraceptive methods for Continue reading Cystic Fibrosis included in updated Contraceptive Guide—Guest blog by Laura Mentch