Volume 9, Issue 10

Meeting the Needs of Women with CF

In this issue:

While advances in CF therapy, especially in CFTR modulation, have resulted in an older and healthier CF population, many needs of women with cystic fibrosis remain unmet. Evidence-based guidance is incomplete: about pregnancy, contraception, the effect of sex differences in trial outcomes, what role (if any) female sex hormones might play, et al. 

In this issue of eCysticFibrosis Review, Dr. Natalie West from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and Dr. Traci Kazmerski from UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh analyze the current data describing the disease-specific sexual and reproductive health concerns of women with cystic fibrosis. 

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the general and disease-specific sexual and reproductive health concerns for women with cystic fibrosis. 
  • Discuss pregnancy and the role of CFTR modulators in cystic fibrosis.


Natalie E. West, MD, MHS
Natalie E. West, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship 
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 
Johns Hopkins University 
Baltimore, MD

Traci Kazmerski, MD, MS
Traci Kazmerski, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics  
Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine 
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 
Pittsburgh, PA

Program Directors:

Noah Lechtzin, MD, MHA

Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Peter J. Mogayzel, Jr., MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Donna Peeler, RN

Clinical Nurse 
Pediatric Clinic Coordinator 
Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center 
Baltimore, MD

Length of activity:

1.0 hour Physicians
1.0 contact hour Nurses

Launch date: October 28, 2020
Expiration date: October 27, 2022