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MS is at least two to three times more common in women than in men, suggesting that hormones may also play a significant role in determining susceptibility to MS. Some recent studies have suggested that the female to male ratio may be as high as three or four to one.   

Women with multiple sclerosis face several gender-specific complications as they have to deal with the effects of MS on hormones, menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause.

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