The relationship between rheumatoid arthritis and reproductive function

D. J. Del Junco, J. F. Annegers, C. B. Coulam, H. S. Luthra

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Abstract

The evidence from this and other studies suggests that certain hormonally mediated conditions, e.g. the postovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and, arguably, oral contraceptive use, fend off RA symptoms. Conversely, the preovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle, infertility, the postpartum period, and menopause appear to promote manifestations of RA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33
Number of pages1
JournalBritish Journal of Rheumatology
Volume28
Issue numberSUPPL. ISS. I
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • Rheumatology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Del Junco, D. J., Annegers, J. F., Coulam, C. B., & Luthra, H. S. (1989). The relationship between rheumatoid arthritis and reproductive function. British Journal of Rheumatology, 28(SUPPL. ISS. I), 33.