Are men with Cystic Fibrosis sterile by default?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 05/31/2017

Most men with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) are infertile because of a blockage or absence of the sperm canal, an alteration known as congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD). Since the sperm are unable to make it to the semen, it is impossible for them to reach and fertilize an egg with intercourse.

Suggested for you: What Causes Male Infertility? – Symptoms & Treatment.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
We use own cookies and third party cookies to offer you personalized ads and gather statistical data. If you continue the navigation we understand that you accept our cookies policy.