Sunday, March 30, 2008
Colin has Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs. A thick-sticky mucous builds up in the lungs which is a perfect home for germs that cause inflammation and infection. This mucous also can build up along the pancreas and reproductive organs causing blockage. The majority of men with CF are infertile for 1 of two reasons, 1)blockage of mucous along the reproductive track prohibits semen from passing from the testicle through the Vas Deferens or 2) absence of the Vas Deferens, known as Congenital Bilateral Absence of the Vas Deferens (CBAVD). In Colin's case he has bilateral Vas Deferens but no sperm count meaning that mucous is blocking the pathway of sperm. Colin produces normal amounts of sperm, there is just no natural way for them to exit the body. Through medical intervention, CF men are able to become biological fathers. This is where IVF begins for us, we welcome you to join us on our journey.