Hormones can affect lupus a lot. I know that several women decide to take the risks and take the pill and others are willing to use other forms of BC.
I have to admit when I was younger, and long before I was officially DX'd with lupus I was on the pill. I however, had stage 4 endometrosis and I needed the BC to help with my monthly cycles. Did the BC bother my lupus, looking back on it probably, but it also helped with my GYN issues. I still ended up needing a total hysterectomy at age 32.
It's a total personal choice for you, I'd talk with your Dr's and if they don't have a lot of experience with lupus and how hormones affect it, I'd try to contact a Rheumy who has a lot of knowledge about it.
Take care and Merry Christmas to you.
DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Obstructive & Central Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.