Female cystic fibrosis patients need more contraceptive guidance, study finds

7 mayo 2015

Only half of women with cystic fibrosis report using contraception and frequently apt to become pregnant unintentionally, according to a new study. As recently as the 1960s, children with cystic fibrosis — an inherited disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to form in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs — often died before attending elementary school. Today many people with the disease live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.