Birth Control for Women with Lupus

Birth Control for Women with Lupus 2019-02-04T16:16:38+00:00

Birth control for women with Lupus

Women with lupus have many great birth control options!

HIGHLY EFFECTIVE <1% pregnant
each year

Tubal Ligation/ Vasectomy

Lupus with LOW RISK for blood clots

Lupus with HIGH RISK for blood clots

Implant

Lupus with LOW RISK for blood clots

Lupus with HIGH RISK for blood clots

IUD

Lupus with LOW RISK for blood clots

Lupus with HIGH RISK for blood clots

EFFECTIVE 6-9% pregnant
each year

Depo Provera

Lupus with LOW RISK for blood clots

Lupus with HIGH RISK for blood clots

Ring

Lupus with LOW RISK for blood clots

Lupus with HIGH RISK for blood clots

Patch

Lupus with LOW RISK for blood clots

Lupus with HIGH RISK for blood clots

Pill with Estrogen

Lupus with LOW RISK for blood clots

Lupus with HIGH RISK for blood clots

Mini Pill

Lupus with LOW RISK for blood clots

Lupus with HIGH RISK for blood clots

INEFFECTIVE 10-25% pregnant
each year

Condom

Lupus with LOW RISK for blood clots

Lupus with HIGH RISK for blood clots

Diaphragm

Lupus with LOW RISK for blood clots

Lupus with HIGH RISK for blood clots

Sponge

Lupus with LOW RISK for blood clots

Lupus with HIGH RISK for blood clots

Cervical Cap

Lupus with LOW RISK for blood clots

Lupus with HIGH RISK for blood clots

Spermicide

Lupus with LOW RISK for blood clots

Lupus with HIGH RISK for blood clots

Fertility Awareness

Lupus with LOW RISK for blood clots

Lupus with HIGH RISK for blood clots

Withdrawal

Lupus with LOW RISK for blood clots

Lupus with HIGH RISK for blood clots

Step 1

Talk with your doctor about your personal risk for having a blood clot. For those with a higher risk, the birth control with an X are not ideal.

Step 2

Work with your primary care doctor or gynecologist to get started on the birth control option that fits best with your goals, your life, and your body.

Emergency contraception is safe!

Accidents happen. Emergency Contraception (the “Morning After Pill,” Plan B,® and similar medications) effectively prevent pregnancy if taken within 3 days of having sex. These are safe for all women with lupus, even women at high risk for blood clots.

No prescription is needed and you can buy it from your local pharmacy or Amazon. Emergency contraception does not cause an abortion.

Your gynecologist has other options for emergency contraception that work up to 5 days after sex.

Want more information? Here are some great online places to go for more details:
www.bedsider.org
www.acog.org/Patients