[The Guardian] MDMA may pose greater danger to women than men, say scientists

Global Drugs Survey says there has been four-fold increase in female ecstasy users seeking emergency care in last three years

Women are more likely to end up in emergency rooms than men after taking ecstasy, scientists say, with research suggesting this may because of the way the drug interacts with the body’s chemistry.

According to this year’s Global Drugs Survey, there has been a four-fold increase in British female clubbers seeking emergency medical treatment after taking MDMA in last three years, and women are now two to three times more likely to seek emergency treatment than men.

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