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~ Young men with lupus have normal reproductive histories.
~ Lupus should not affect their ability to be sexually active.
~ Men with lupus may not be able to continue working to support his family.
~ They may have difficulty with tasks requiring physical labor.
~ Stress may be caused by the inability to carry on the traditional male role.
~ Men can have hair loss, weight gain and skin rashes.
~ Men are more concerned with loss of job and change of job.
~ False sense of "loss of masculinity" and loss of independence is difficult.