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Survey of MS patients reveals numerous pregnancy-related concerns

Key clinical point: Patients with multiple sclerosis report a wide range of concerns about family planning and pregnancy.

Major finding: Of the 137 respondents who did not become pregnant following diagnosis, 22 (16%) indicated that their decision was driven by multiple sclerosis–related concerns, including MS worsening with pregnancy (64%).

Study details: A survey of 174 women with confirmed MS diagnosis who received care at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Disclosures: The study was supported by the ziMS Foundation.


Engel CE et al. ACTRIMS Forum 2019, Poster 307.