News Coverage from Finland: Rheumatic Diseases Have an Impact on Reproductive Health

Rheumatic diseases have a broad impact on reproductive success and pregnancy outcomes, according to a study published online March 20 in Rheumatology.

Anne M. Kerola, M.D., Ph.D., from Helsinki University Hospital, and colleagues examined the impact of rheumatic diseases on reproductive health measures, comparing the impacts to those of other immune-mediated diseases (IMDs). The analysis included nearly 5.4 million Finnish citizens born between 1964 and 1984 and diagnosed with any of the 19 IMDs before age 30 years (women) or before age 35 years (men), as well as matched controls (1:20) by birth year, sex, and education.

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