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Can anyone be parents with kids with cystic fibrosis?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Can't father: Males with classic CF are sterile because of absence of sperm delivering tube. Artificial insemination could be a choice if desired.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Reinterpret question: If your question is can any parent have a child with cf, the answer is potentially yes. Both parents can have the mutation of cf, never know they carry it, & have a kid with the disorder.This is a common presentation. Adult males with CF have a 95% rate of sterility. CF females with good lung function can carry a pregnancy but the process may led to lung failure & death.

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