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Note: this is a past research project that is now complete.
To perform a multicentre study in 5 Australian states that aims
to identify current knowledge, attitudes and reproductive and
sexual health behaviours in Australian adult men and women with CF.
The overarching goal is to use this information to promote the
development of comprehensive health service delivery in both
paediatric and adult CF services.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) has important repercussions on both male
and female reproductive and sexual health, in terms of male
infertility, urinary incontinence, reproductive choices and
pregnancy. Yet, we know little about how this affects contemporary
Eligible subjects are adults aged 18 years and older with CF
whose care is coordinated by the following specialist CF services:
The Alfred Hospital (VIC); The Prince Charles Hospital (QLD); The
Royal Adelaide Hospital (SA); Sir Charles Gardner Hospital (WA) and
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (NSW).
Separate questionnaire-based surveys have been developed for men
and women with CF. In addition to demographic data, questions cover
aspects of knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in relationship to
sexual and reproductive health.
Sawyer, SM and Roseby C. (2001). What they don't tell you: A young person's guide to to sexual and reproductive health issues in cystic fibrosis.