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World J Gastroenterol. Sep 28, 2019; 25(36): 5423-5433
Published online Sep 28, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i36.5423
Sexual health and fertility for individuals with inflammatory bowel disease
Romain Leenhardt, Pauline Rivière, Patrick Papazian, Isabelle Nion-Larmurier, Guillaume Girard, David Laharie, Philippe Marteau
Romain Leenhardt, Isabelle Nion-Larmurier, Philippe Marteau, Sorbonne Université, Hépatologie, Gastroentérologie et Saint Antoine IBD NeTwork, APHP, Hôpital St Antoine, Paris 75012, Ile-de-France, France
Pauline Rivière, David Laharie, CHU de Bordeaux, Hôpital Haut-Lévêque, Service d'Hépato-gastroentérologie, CMC Magellan, Bordeaux 33604, Pessac, France
Patrick Papazian, Hôpital Bichat, Service des maladies infectieuses et tropicales, APHP, Paris 75018, France
Guillaume Girard, Service de gynécologie obstétrique, Hôpital Armand Trousseau, Paris 75012, Ile-de-France, France
Author contributions: All authors equally contributed to this paper with conception and design of the study, literature review and analysis, drafting and critical revision and editing, and final approval of the final version.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Leenhardt R received lecture fees from Abbvie, cofounder and shareholder of Augmented Endoscopy; Laharie D received board and lecture fees from Abbvie, Ferring, Janssen, MSD, Pfizer, Roche, Takeda; Philippe Marteau received lecture fees from Abbvie, Ferring, Janssen, MSD. Others have declared no conflicts of interest.
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Corresponding author: Philippe Marteau, MD, PhD, Doctor, Professor, Sorbonne Université, Hépatologie, Gastroentérologie et Saint Antoine IBD NeTwork, APHP, Hôpital St Antoine, 184 Faubourg St Antoine, Paris 75012, Ile-de-France, France.
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Received: June 8, 2019
Peer-review started: June 10, 2019
First decision: July 21, 2019
Revised: August 5, 2019
Accepted: August 19, 2019
Article in press: August 19, 2019
Published online: September 28, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: The impact of inflammatory bowel diseases on sexual and fertility is of major concern for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. Quality of life of IBD patients can be impaired and their management remains challenging. Communication and counseling are crucial aspects in the management of all IBD patients and should be implemented in IBD centers.