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Contraception for women with systemic lupus erythematosus
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    Contraceptive options for women with SLE: response to Mansour letter
    • Kelly R Culwell, Assistant Professor and Director of Family Planning
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      • Kathryn M Curtis

    We thank Dr Mansour for her interest in our article[1] and for her provocative questioning of the recommendations for use of progestogen-only contraceptives by women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who test positive for anti-phospholipid antibodies.[2] We are sensitive to any reductions in choice of contraceptive methods, particularly for women in whom pregnancy has significant health consequences, such as women w...

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    Contraceptive options for women with SLE
    • Diana Mansour, Consultant in Community Gynaecology and Reproductive Healthcare

    May I congratulate the authors of the commentary describing contraceptive options for women with systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE).[1] This was a comprehensive summary and I was interested in their views regarding the suitability of progestogen-only methods in women with antiphospholipid antibodies. The authors felt these methods were unsafe in such women (World Health Organization Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contr...

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