Opinion: Lupus No Longer Seen As Complete Contraindication to Oral Contraceptive Use
Thursday, July 24, 2008
BALTIMORE, Maryland—Clinicians are increasingly prescribing oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) for women with inactive or stable systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a dramatic change from former assumptions about OCPs in this population, according to Michelle Petri, MD, a rheumatologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland and Jill P. Buyon, MD, a rheumatologist at the New York Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City.
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