Women are three times as likely to get MS than men.
MS has different implications for women, in terms of periods, the menopause and having children.
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Women with MS say that their symptoms often feel worse around their periods and during the menopause.
MS doesn't affect fertility, and many women with MS have children. Children with a parent with MS are unlikely to have MS themselves - doctors estimate children have a two per cent risk of getting MS.
Women with MS may experience a loss of sex drive and problems achieving orgasm. Like other MS symptoms, symptoms often come and go.