Yasmina Okan has been involved in a project looking at how reproductive issues affect womens’ preferences for treatments for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. Relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) is an incurable disease characterised by relapses (periods of function loss) followed by full or partial recovery, and potential permanent disability over time. Although treatments exist that can reduce relapses and slow disease progression, most are contraindicated during conception/pregnancy and some require a discontinuation period before trying to conceive.
Here is the reference and a link to the abstract:
Webb, E. D., Meads, D., Eskytė, I., Ford, H., Bekker, H., Chataway, J., Pepper, G., Marti, J., Okan, Y., Pavitt, S. H., Schmierer, K., & Manzano, A. The impact of reproductive issues on preferences of women with relapsing multiple sclerosis for disease modifying treatments. (2020). The Patient – Patient Centered Outcomes Research