Gender Based Care in MS

The UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center is proud to present a new Initiative to provide up-to-date Gender Based Care in MS. This can involve guiding women with MS through a pregnancy, through menopause, or providing comprehensive care plans for men with MS. Through this series, UCSF MS Faculty are providing an evening Patient Education Seminar Series. Each Trimester, we will host a patient education session on pregnancy management in MS. Twice yearly, we will host sessions on “Men with MS” and on “Menopause with MS”.

Please note that these sessions are hosted online only. Connection details provided below.

Please email Dr. Riley Bove (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) with any questions or concerns.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Upcoming Sessions:


PREGNANCY. Starting a Family: Managing MS before, during and after a pregnancy
Monday, May 4, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM

With the right care, most women with multiple sclerosis can achieve their goals of a safe and healthy pregnancy. Join us as Dr. Riley Bove and Dr. Melissa Rosenstein, Faculty in the Maternal Fetal Medicine Department, help us understand how best to prepare for a pregnancy. This will include whether to keep or stop medications, whether to breastfeed, and common medical and emotional considerations for MS women in the postpartum period.

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Future Pregnancy Sessions
Monday, July 13, 2020


MENOPAUSE. Living well with MS: Management during menopause and beyond
Monday, March 16, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM

The challenges of living with MS can be compounded by menopause symptoms (like hot flashes, or changes in mood or bladder function), changes in family or work structure, and sometimes progression of MS. This is a great time to reevaluate MS care in the context of a woman’s journey. Join us as Dr. Riley Bove and Dr. Kristen Krysko, Fellow in the UCSF MS Clinic Gender-Based Care programs, discusses whole-person approaches to wellness during menopause and beyond.

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Future Menopause Sessions
Monday, September 28, 2020


MEN. Living well with MS: Specific topics for men
Next Session: TBD

Being male or female affects one’s experience of multiple sclerosis, from diagnosis through treatment decisions, symptom management, and mood. Sometimes, men’s symptoms of multiple sclerosis are incompletely addressed, and men have not been fully involved in support and advocacy networks in multiple sclerosis. Join us as we discuss whole-person approaches to living life fully as a man with MS.