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Sexual and reproductive health in men with cystic fibrosis: consistent preferences, inconsistent practices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19523883     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is increasingly relevant for men with CF. However, the extent of similarities or differences in SRH clinical practices across different centres or states is unknown as single clinic studies are not informative about variations in male preferences or clinical practices. We wished to determine the variability of male SRH knowledge and preferences, and clinical practices across different CF clinics. METHODS: Men attending 5 adult CF clinics in Australasia completed a survey of SRH knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. RESULTS: 264 (64%) men participated, with a median age of 30 years (17-56). 65% knew of near universal infertility due to a transport problem. 43% heard about infertility from their preferred source, but significantly later than desired. Less than half had undergone semen analysis (SA), which, while varying by site, was consistently later than preferred. 57 men were fathers, of whom 29 had utilised ART. CONCLUSION: Men's preferences around SRH were more consistent than clinical practices. Clinical practice guidelines and training for health professionals would help reduce the gap between men's SRH preferences and clinical practice.
Authors:
S M Sawyer; B Farrant; J Wilson; G Ryan; M O'Carroll; P Bye; S Bell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-06-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1873-5010     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cyst. Fibros.     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-06     Completed Date:  2009-09-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101128966     Medline TA:  J Cyst Fibros     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  264-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Centre for Adolescent Health and Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital, 2 Gatehouse St, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia. susan.sawyer@rch.org.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Attitude to Health
Cystic Fibrosis / complications*,  psychology*
Fertility
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Surveys
Humans
Infertility, Male / complications*,  psychology*
Male
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction
Quality of Life
Questionnaires
Reproductive Health Services
Semen Analysis
Sexuality*
Young Adult

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