Sexual and reproductive health in men with cystic fibrosis: Consistent preferences, inconsistent practices

Sawyer, S.M., Farrant, B., Wilson, J., Ryan, G., O'Carroll, M., Bye, P. and Bell, S. (2009). Sexual and reproductive health in men with cystic fibrosis: Consistent preferences, inconsistent practices. In: G Doering, North American CF Foundation Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, (264-269). 24 October 2008. doi:10.1016/j.jcf.2009.05.005

Author Sawyer, S.M.
Farrant, B.
Wilson, J.
Ryan, G.
O'Carroll, M.
Bye, P.
Bell, S.
Title of paper Sexual and reproductive health in men with cystic fibrosis: Consistent preferences, inconsistent practices
Conference name North American CF Foundation Conference
Conference location Orlando, Florida, USA
Conference dates 24 October 2008
Journal name Journal of Cystic Fibrosis   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1016/j.jcf.2009.05.005
Open Access Status DOI
ISSN 1569-1993
Editor G Doering
Volume 8
Issue 4
Start page 264
End page 269
Total pages 6
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Background: Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is increasingly relevant for men with CF. However, the extent of similarities or differences in SRH clinical practices across different centres or states is unknown as single clinic studies are not informative about variations in male preferences or clinical practices. We wished to determine the variability of male SRH knowledge and preferences, and clinical practices across different CF clinics.
Methods: Men attending 5 adult CF clinics in Australasia completed a survey of SRH knowledge, attitudes and behaviours.
Results: 264 (64%) men participated, with a median age of 30 years (17–56). 65% knew of near universal infertility due to a transport problem. 43% heard about infertility from their preferred source, but significantly later than desired. Less than half had undergone semen analysis (SA), which, while varying by site, was consistently later than preferred. 57 men were fathers, of whom 29 had utilised ART.
Conclusion: Men's preferences around SRH were more consistent than clinical practices. Clinical practice guidelines and training for health professionals would help reduce the gap between men's SRH preferences and clinical practice.
Subjects C1
920115 Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
110203 Respiratory Diseases
Keyword Sexual health
Reproductive health
Male infertility
Semen analysis
Clinical practice guidelines
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes ☆ This paper was presented at the North American CF Foundation Conference, Orlando, Florida as an invited presentation on October 24th, 2008.

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