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In this information capsule we talk about paternity in Cystic Fibrosis through in vitro fertilisation when the man has Cystic Fibrosis.
Dani Carvajal, a young man with Cystic Fibrosis
Dani Carvajal, a young man with CF, is the father of a 5-year-old girl. He tells us how his life has changed after the birth of his daughter, mainly with the planning of his day-to-day life, travel, sleeping hours and everything in general.
However, he stresses that everything has changed for the better.
Management of CF treatment with parenting
When it comes to managing her Cystic Fibrosis treatment, Dani says that she has to cut down on sleep in order to combine her parenting duties with her treatment. Specifically, treatment schedules come after he has finished with the child’s routines and the household.
The in vitro fertilisation process
The paternity process for a man with Cystic Fibrosis begins with a referral to urology for a spermatogram and physical examination. He is checked for vas deferens and then referred to the fertility service.
In cases where there is no known disease, it is recommended that the couple spend a year trying to have offspring naturally. In the case of Cystic Fibrosis, with all the tests and history, in-vitro fertilisation is carried out.
This process consists of the extraction of spermatozoa through the spermatozoa to apply them to three ovulation cycles of the woman. In Dani’s case, they arrived at the third ovulation.
Spermatozoa extraction and preservation
Dani says that the extraction is done while the man is awake and that it hurts a little. Tissue is removed from inside the testicle where the sperm are located and preserved through cryopreservation.
Once the process is finished, if there is a sample left, the man can take it to a company to be stored following the same cryogenic system.