Abstract| Volume 32, ISSUE 2, P201, April 2019

18. Reproductive Health Counseling and Contraceptive Use in Adolescent Females With Cystic Fibrosis

      Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a progressive, genetic disease of secretory glands affecting approximately 30,000 people in the United States. The life expectancy of CF patients has risen due to treatment advances, making preconception and contraceptive counseling essential. Pregnancy is high risk in this population and dramatically impacts overall health. Additionally, some CF medications are teratogenic or reduce the efficacy of hormonal contraception. Barriers preventing adequate sexual and reproductive health counseling include lack of time, knowledge, and discomfort with the subject. We sought to evaluate counseling received and contraceptive use in female adolescent CF patients at our institution.
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