Epilepsy In Women
Women of all ages, with epilepsy have their own specific considerations which must be taken into account if their care is to be optimised. although specific issues are usually considered when a female becomes of childbearing age, antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy may influence choices in adult life.
Therefore being a woman with epilepsy requires special consideration. epilepsy affects sexual development, menstrual cycle, aspects of contraception, fertility and reproduction in ways specific to women.
It is estimated that there are approximately 10,000 women of child bearing potential with epilepsy in Ireland.
A booklet dealing specifically with epilepsy and women's issues (Information on Women) is available from all Epilepsy Ireland Offices.