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Fertility & Sexual Health in IBD

woman with IBD at the doctor discussing fertility

Quiescent disease or mildly active = same fertility and birth outcomes as a normal pregnancy/those without IBD     Body image and sexual intimacy are major concerns for those with IBD, yet rarely discusses  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11419835/  With almost 40% of patients reporting their disease negatively impacting their decision to pursue intimate relationships  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21172179/  Sexual health is multidimensional, […]

Does IBD affect menstrual health?

woman with ibd holding stomach with menstrual cramps

IBD can have a far-reaching effect on all aspects of everyday life. And for female IBD patients, the menstrual cycle is often no exception. The sex hormones that dictate a woman’s menstrual cycle are delicately balanced, and they can be disrupted easily whether you’re an IBD sufferer or not. However, IBD comes with several symptoms […]