Arch Dis Child 88:265-266 doi:10.1136/adc.88.3.265
  • Acute paediatrics

Female sexual health care in cystic fibrosis

  1. G M Nixon,
  2. J A Glazner,
  3. J M Martin,
  4. S M Sawyer
  1. Department of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy, and Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children's Hospital and Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  1. Correspondence to:
    Assoc. Prof. S Sawyer, Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia;
  • Accepted 5 August 2002


Fifty five teenage girls with cystic fibrosis and their mothers were interviewed to assess the provision of sexual health information. Parents were the most common source of information for adolescents. The cystic fibrosis doctor was identified as the key resource for parents. Yet few parents had spoken to their doctor about these issues, and 96% requested more information. This information was wanted before puberty by mothers, and from puberty onwards by girls.