4. Possibilities for Fathering a Child Change After Transplant
It may not be the most important point to consider before a life-saving transplant, but it is certainly important. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation says: “Although biological fatherhood after a lung transplant is certainly possible, many commonly prescribed anti-rejection medications have been known to cause birth defects. For this reason, some reproductive specialists may reject post-transplant sperm for use in in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), and other assisted reproductive technology (ART) techniques.” Therefore, CF men who want a family in the future are advised to discuss this with their physicians.