Women's health and fertility, family planning and pregnancy in immune-mediated rheumatic diseases: a report from a south-eastern European Expert Meeting.

@article{Ntali2014WomensHA,
  title={Women's health and fertility, family planning and pregnancy in immune-mediated rheumatic diseases: a report from a south-eastern European Expert Meeting.},
  author={Stella Ntali and Nemanja N Damjanov and Peter Drakakis and Ruxandra Ionescu and Desislava Kalinova and Rasho K. Rashkov and Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner and Gerassimos Mantzaris and Lina Michala and Cristina Ana Maria Pamfil and Simona Rednic and Maria G. Tektonidou and Sotirios Tsiodras and Dimitrios Vassilopoulos and Jelena Vojinovi{\'c} and George K. Bertsias and Dimitrios T. Boumpas},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={959-68}
}
With current advances in medical treatment, reproductive issues have become more important for women with chronic immune-mediated diseases. Most, if not all, patients report that their disease affects their personal relationships, their decision to have children, and the size of their family. These decisions are multi-factorial, influenced mainly by concerns over the effect of pregnancy on the rheumatic disease, the impact of disease activity during pregnancy on foetal health, the patient's… CONTINUE READING