Women's health

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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.

Download our women's health booklet for more information.

Periods, contraception and the menopause

Women with MS say that their symptoms often feel worse around their periods and during the menopause.

Find out about MS and periods

Find out about MS and the menopause

Pregnancy and birth

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.

Find out about MS and having children

Sexual problems in women

Women with MS may experience a loss of sex drive and problems achieving orgasm. Like other MS symptoms, symptoms often come and go.

Find out more about sexual problems in the symptoms section

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