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.
- Governments should assess policies to improve access to medications through a sex and gender lens.
- Public plans to address access to medications should include a measure to help people transition between employers.
- Public and private plan providers (and private plan sponsors) should ensure that patients have access to supportive services and devices needed to optimize their health.
- Public and private programs should reassess the use of copayments and deductibles to ensure they do not penalize patients who cannot afford them.