Epilepsy is a condition that can affect each person differently than the next. Gender can be a factor in how epilepsy will affect the particular person. Care also needs to consider gender-related differences in epilepsy, other health considerations, hormonal changes, and social function. 

In many ways, epilepsy is different for a woman than a man. The differences arise because of biological differences between women and men, and also because of the different social roles of each gender.

More information on Women's Health Topics.

More information on Men's Health Topics.


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Reviewed by: Joseph I. Sirven, MD | Patricia O. Shafer, RN, MN on 3/2014