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How Cystic Fibrosis Affects Fertility

How Cystic Fibrosis Affects Fertility

How Cystic Fibrosis Affects Fertility

Among the parts of the body negatively affected by cystic fibrosis is the urogenital system, which involves the urinary system and the genitals. In fact, the vast majority of men with cystic fibrosis—up to ninety-eight percent—will be infertile as a result of the disease.

The fertility of women can be affected as well, but not to the same extent and not for the same reasons as in the men.