Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disorder that causes chronic respiratory and gastrointestinal disease.
One of the features of CF can include male infertility. Since it is an inherited trait, roughly 1 in 30 people are a carrier of CF. Carriers do not typically have symptoms of the disease and do not have family members affected with the disease.
However, if both partners are carriers of CF, reproductive options such as preimplantation genetic diagnosis or (PGD) or prenatal testing are available to reduce the chance of having an affected child.
Talk with your care physician or a genetic counselor to decide if carrier screening for CF is right for you.
To learn more about CF, download this CF genetic information flyer on carrier probability.