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A friend of mine who is a male with CF wants to have a child. Is there any hope?
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Dr. James Kuan
Urology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Infertility MD
Males with CF may be infertile and reproducing may require ivf techniques.
Genetic counselling is recommended prior to having children to evaluate the risk of the baby having cf. Speak with a specialist in reproduction / infertility.

In brief: Infertility MD
Males with CF may be infertile and reproducing may require ivf techniques.
Genetic counselling is recommended prior to having children to evaluate the risk of the baby having cf. Speak with a specialist in reproduction / infertility.
Dr. James Kuan
Dr. James Kuan
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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes!
Cystic fibrosis is associated with male infertility, since men who carry the gene for CF may have blockage in the sperm collecting tubes.
Azospermia, no sperm, is a common result. Sperm can be retrieved with a small needle and used for in vitro fertilization (ivf), using icsi. Diagnostic tests are available to reduce the risk of having a child affected with cf.

In brief: Yes!
Cystic fibrosis is associated with male infertility, since men who carry the gene for CF may have blockage in the sperm collecting tubes.
Azospermia, no sperm, is a common result. Sperm can be retrieved with a small needle and used for in vitro fertilization (ivf), using icsi. Diagnostic tests are available to reduce the risk of having a child affected with cf.
Dr. Philip Chenette
Dr. Philip Chenette
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Assisted fertility
Almost all men with CF have absent vas deferens, this is part & parcel of the condition.
He may well be a candidate for ivf by icsi (intracytoplasmic sperm injection). This would involve a fertility expert. However, it would be advisable for him & any partner to consult with a geneticist because this is an inherited condition.

In brief: Assisted fertility
Almost all men with CF have absent vas deferens, this is part & parcel of the condition.
He may well be a candidate for ivf by icsi (intracytoplasmic sperm injection). This would involve a fertility expert. However, it would be advisable for him & any partner to consult with a geneticist because this is an inherited condition.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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