Male reproductive health in cystic fibrosis

John C. Yoon, Julio Leey Casella, Marina Litvin, Adrian S. Dobs

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The impact of cystic fibrosis (CF) on male reproductive health is profound. The vast majority of men with CF are infertile due to obstructive azoospermia. Multiple factors associated with CF contribute to an increased prevalence of testosterone deficiency, which adversely affects muscle mass, bone density, and quality of life. This article reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of infertility and testosterone deficiency that occur in men with CF. With improving survival of CF patients, these topics are becoming more significant in their clinical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S105-S110
JournalJournal of Cystic Fibrosis
StatePublished - Oct 2019


  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hypogonadism
  • Infertility
  • Obstructive azoospermia
  • Testosterone deficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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