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New Handout Provides Family Planning and Birth Control Information

We are excited to introduce the release of our new handout designed for our patients who have questions about family planning and birth control.

The two-page handout is intended to offer a reference for patients to use when talking with their health care providers about these important issues.

The handout was developed by Megan Clowse, MD, MPH, and Catherine Sims, MD, of Duke University Rheumatology and Immunology. Dr. Clowse’s clinical research focuses on the management of rheumatic diseases in pregnancy. She has cared for over 600 pregnancies in women with rheumatic disease. Dr. Sims is a second-year fellow at Duke University’s School of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology.

Dr. Clowse is the Principal Investigator for the Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network’s Vasculitis Pregnancy Registry (VPREG). This registry aims to understand pregnancy characteristics and outcomes among women with vasculitis and assess the impact that vasculitis activity and medical therapy has on pregnancy outcomes.

To learn more about VPREG: https://www.vasculitisfoundation.org/vpreg/.

Vasculitis Family Planning Birth Control Handout