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There is a lot to know about epilepsy. If you are a woman, there's even more to consider, ranging from the impact of hormones on seizures, choosing seizure medications, birth control, pregnancy, parenting, menopause, bone health, and more.

Whether you're new to epilepsy or have known about it for years, the more information you have the stronger you'll be. Browse the information for women and make a list of your concerns and questions. Then talk to your health care team about what epilepsy means for you, as a female, at your age and hormonal state. Remember, as your body changes and you go through different life stages, you will have other concerns and information needs!  

Information is only the start. You need to use the information to help you get the care you need.  Print out the checklist in this section to help you work with your health care team about issues unique to you as a woman with epilepsy.

 

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