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.
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.