The associations between parity, other reproductive factors and cartilage in women aged 50-80 years.

OBJECTIVE Sex hormones and reproductive factors may be important for osteoarthritis (OA). The aim of this study was to describe the associations of parity, use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and oral contraceptives (OCs) with cartilage volume, cartilage defects and radiographic OA in a population-based sample of older women. DESIGN Cross-sectional… CONTINUE READING