Are contraceptives protective in arthritis?

Younger women with inflammatory arthritis have better patient-reported outcomes if they are on the pill, according to German research.

The study involved nearly 300 women with inflammatory arthritis aged from 18 to 60 who had never had hormone replacement therapy.

At 12 months current and past oral contraceptive use was associated with better DAS28 scores and patient-reported indices measuring disease

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