This session will provide a broad overview of key issues in women’s health in CF. Topics will include hormone contraception & drug interactions in the new era of complex CF medications, current knowledge & recommendations on gynecologic care for the CF female as well as important issues related to fertility & pregnancy. Finally, a bench to bedside discussion of sex differences in outcomes of CF patients & the impact of sex hormones on this observation will be discussed.
Summarize drug interactions of hormone contraceptives in relations to common CF drugs.
Review recommendations for gynecologic care for CF women of child bearing age and the challenges and complications associated with fertility and pregnancy in CF.
Summarize available data on sex based outcomes in CF and the impact of sex hormones in the disease process.