It is important to note that men with CBAVD are not, as was previously believed, sterile. They produce sperm except the sperm have nowhere to go because the pathway to release them (i.e., the vas deferens) is absent. These sperm ducts are not blocked with mucus; they are completely absent.
Men with CF who have CBAVD can still father children. Family planning options that use their sperm rely on assisted reproductive technology (ART).
Fertility clinics specializing in a process called
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