Objectives and outline of this thesis
This thesis aims to give an overview of fertility in women with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), and to look further into the association of fertility with RA disease characteristics and the use of antirheumatic drugs. Therefore, this thesis has the following objectives:
(I) to study the time to pregnancy and the occurrence of subfertility in women with RA, and their associations with clinical aspects of RA,
(II) to look into the occurrence of miscarriages and its association with RA disease characteristics,
(III) to study the ovarian function in women with RA, and its role in the TTP in female RA patients trying to conceive, and
(IV) to investigate the long-term decrease of ovarian function over time in women with RA.

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Keywords Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fertility, Women’s Health, AMH
Promotor J.M.W. Hazes (Mieke) , J.S.E. Laven (Joop) , R.J.E.M. Dolhain (Radboud)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-94-6332-308-6
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/104377
Brouwer, J. (2018, February 21). Fertility in Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/104377