Living well with lupus

Are there any birth control methods that should be avoided if I have lupus?

Generally, having lupus is not a contraindication for any contraceptive methods. However, for some individuals with lupus, certain health issues like thrombosis or antiphospholipid antibodies may require you to  limit the use of certain methods. You should always talk to your doctors about contraception and what options are right for you.

Medically reviewed on March 27, 2014