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One of the most common questions women with vasculitis ask is how this disease will affect their ability to have children. Unfortunately, there is very limited reliable information regarding pregnancy and women with vasculitis. This is a great concern for both patients and physicians.
The outcome of pregnancies in women with vasculitis is unknown and the reproductive health of women with vasculitis has not been studied extensively, until now!
The VPPRN is pleased to be working with Megan E. B. Clowse, MD, MPH. from Duke University Medical Center to launch the Vasculitis Pregnancy Registry (V-PREG). 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. This registry will be collecting information to help find answers to how vasculitis impacts reproductive health and pregnancy outcomes.
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 Dr. Clowse and Catherine Sims, MD, a second-year fellow at Duke University’s School of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology.
Click the link to view the Vasculitis Family Planning Birth Control Handout.