SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS AND SJOGREN SYNDROME: Edited by Amr H. SawalhaOptimizing reproductive health management in lupus and Sjogren's syndromeBirru Talabi, Mehreta,b; Himes, Katherine P.c; Clowse, Megan E.B.d Author Information aCenter for Women's Health Research and Innovation (CWHRI) bDivision of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh cDivision of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania dDivision of Rheumatology and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA Correspondence to Mehret Birru Talabi, S700 Biomedical Science Tower; 3500 Terrace Street Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA. Tel: +1 412 383 8000; fax: +1 412 383 8864; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Rheumatology: November 2021 - Volume 33 - Issue 6 - p 570-578 doi: 10.1097/BOR.0000000000000839 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review People with childbearing capacity who are diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjogren's syndrome (SS) have specific and important reproductive health considerations. Recent findings Recommendations from the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) provide rheumatologists and other clinicians with guidance for reproductive health management of patients with rheumatic diseases. Patient-centered reproductive health counseling can help clinicians to operationalize the EULAR and ACR guidelines and enhance patient care. Summary Disease activity monitoring, risk factor stratification, and prescription of pregnancy-compatible medications during pregnancy help to anticipate complications and enhance pregnancy outcomes in SLE and SS. Assisted reproductive technologies are also safe among people with well-controlled disease. Safe and effective contraceptive methods are available for patients with SLE and SS, and pregnancy termination appears to be safe among these patients. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.