Caring for Women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Linda A. Feagins, Sunanda V. Kane

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Ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease are chronic inflammatory diseases with typical onset in early adulthood. These diseases, therefore, can affect a woman throughout the many stages of her life, including menstruation, sexuality, pregnancy, and menopause. Unique health issues face women during these stages and can affect the course of their inflammatory bowel disease as well as treatment strategies and health maintenance. This article covers the non-pregnancy-related issues that are important in caring for women with inflammatory bowel disease. The topics of pregnancy and fertility are covered in a separate review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-315
Number of pages13
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


  • Gender
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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