The Rheumatology Reproductive Health Program (RRHP) of the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Diseases (BVC) provides the highest quality of counseling and care to rheumatology patients with respect to contraception, fertility and pregnancy concerns. In addition to providing clinical care in this important area, the RRHP facilitates research and enhances physician and patient education.
Patients with rheumatology conditions, particularly systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), are at increased risk of maternal and fetal pregnancy complications. Specific disease diagnosis, disease-related damage, level of disease activity, medications, and certain autoantibodies may impact pregnancy. Considerations include:
The RRHP is the result of the BVC’s longtime interest and expertise in the area of reproductive health issues. The structure formalizes the reproductive health counseling and management that HSS physicians have provided for many years and coordinates the care between rheumatologists, obstetrician- gynecologists, maternal fetal medicine physicians and reproductive endocrine and infertility specialists.
Our program goals focus on the following:
The RRHP works in conjunction with the HSS Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease and the HSS Lupus and APS Center of Excellence. Patients looking for care from a rheumatologist specializing in reproductive health should call 917.260.4499.
If you have further questions about the RRHP, please email us at repro.health.BVC@hss.edu or call 917.260.4499.
Rheumatology Reproductive Health Program
Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Diseases
535 East 70th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10021