Highlights from Baring It All: Final report from a survey on reproductive and sexual health in women+ with inflammatory arthritis, rheumatic, and psoriatic diseases.
We heard from over 400 people with inflammatory arthritis, rheumatic, and psoriatic diseases who identify as female (women+) to understand their reproductive and sexual health concerns. They shared their experiences and insights regarding contraception, family planning, menopause, sexual health, and parenting.
- Healthcare providers should proactively raise the topics of perimenopause or menopause with women+.
- Patient organizations should work with healthcare providers to help improve their skills in discussing the impacts of aging on these condition(s) with patients.
- Researchers should consider the specific hormonal changes happening for women+ in perimenopause and menopause to support evidence-based recommendations for patients.
- Patient organizations should develop patient resources for women+ about perimenopause and menopause.