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Nearly all sickle cell disease patients are Black or of African descent. What can their care tell... more »
posted 02/15/22

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There's little discussion of the impact on fertility, and the broader lack of reproductive and sexual health care for young people living with this complex disease.
The exact number of sickle cell patients in the U.S. is unknown, because data on the genetic disorder is lacking.
Health interventions have made it possible for people with sickle cell in the U.S. to live well into adulthood. But the transition out of pediatric care comes with many challenges.