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Is it possible for men with cystic fibrosis to still have children ?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Amr Azim
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes but note:
1. Cystic fibrosis may affect male fertility through a.
Thick viscid semen b. Association with absence of the vas, the tubes that conduct sperm from testes to outside. Thick sperm can be easily handled with iui. Obstruction can be addressed through harvesting sperm from the testes and using it for ivf. 2. Genetic consideration: there is a risk of transmission of CF to children-genetic counseling.

In brief: Yes but note:
1. Cystic fibrosis may affect male fertility through a.
Thick viscid semen b. Association with absence of the vas, the tubes that conduct sperm from testes to outside. Thick sperm can be easily handled with iui. Obstruction can be addressed through harvesting sperm from the testes and using it for ivf. 2. Genetic consideration: there is a risk of transmission of CF to children-genetic counseling.
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
In brief: Yes
Not all men with CF are sterile.
Additionally, men with CF do produce sperm. That sperm can be artificially removed and used for fertilization.

In brief: Yes
Not all men with CF are sterile.
Additionally, men with CF do produce sperm. That sperm can be artificially removed and used for fertilization.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Dr. Jonathan Popler
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
In brief: Yes
Often this will depend on the type of genetic defect causing the cystic fibrosis.
Consultation with a genetics counselor and urologist specializing in fertility is advised.

In brief: Yes
Often this will depend on the type of genetic defect causing the cystic fibrosis.
Consultation with a genetics counselor and urologist specializing in fertility is advised.
Dr. Jonathan Popler
Dr. Jonathan Popler
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