Comparing female-based contraceptive methods in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and a healthy population

Dalkilic E., Tufan A. N., Oksuz M. F., Sahbazlar M., Coskun B. N., Seniz N., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol.17, no.6, pp.653-657, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1756-185x.12338
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.653-657
  • Keywords: contraception, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, UNINTENDED PREGNANCY, WOMEN
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease that is 10 times more prevalent in women, particularly those of reproductive age. The varying effects of pregnancy on SLE and the differences between available SLE treatments make pregnancy timing and contraceptive methods significant. We aimed to determine the contraceptive methods used by SLE patients in the north-west part of Turkey, and compared them with those used by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and healthy controls.