Cystic Fibrosis, Dating, and Sex
August 14, 2006 7:52 AM   Subscribe

I'm currently dating a wonderful woman who has cystic fibrosis. I've been making an effort to be as informed as possible about the disease, so I can understand and/or accomodate any special needs that she might have. What do I need to know that I won't learn from the medical websites? Of extra importance is sexuality - are there any implications of the disease in the sexual arena? Thanks!
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (2 answers total)

I have no personal information to share, but a quick Google search turned-up this PDF document. It might have some helpful information.

Sexuality, Fertility and Cystic Fibrosis: Information for Adults

I wish both of you the best of luck.
posted by purephase at 9:01 AM on August 14, 2006

My cousin has cystic fibrosis, and is pregnant right now, and due in a couple of weeks, so don't be too gloomy re: fertility. Some work in my hospital department demonstrated that women with CF have a high incidence of stress incontinence, but tend to cope with it really well. Hope that helps.
posted by roofus at 5:17 PM on August 15, 2006

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