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.

Recommendations Are:

  • Healthcare providers should engage in ongoing and regular discussions about sexual and reproductive health with their patients.
  • Early and ongoing counselling about the impact of medications on fertility should be initiated by rheumatologists and dermatologists.
  • Patient organizations should provide peer support to people with inflammatory arthritis, rheumatic and psoriatic diseases to discuss sexual and reproductive health.
  • Patient organizations should collaborate with rheumatologist and dermatologist experts to develop resources regarding sexual and reproductive health.