Patients with Congenital Heart Disease

Alexandra Dembar, Joseph Truglio, Barry Love

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Sexual and reproductive health is one of the most neglected aspects of health for patients with CHD. The role of the primary care clinician is to advocate for appropriate counseling on sexual and reproductive health and identify when patients need to be referred to sub specialists. This chapter provides an overview for primary care clinicians of education and management of puberty, contraceptive counseling, pregnancy and delivery, genetic counseling, functional limitations that impact sexual activity, management of perimenopausal symptoms, and gender-affirming therapies for transgender and gender nonbinary patients with CHD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSexual and Reproductive Health
Subtitle of host publicationa Practical Guide for Primary Care
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783030946326
ISBN (Print)9783030946319
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heart disease
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Sexual health


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