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In Ireland about 25% (or 10,000) of all people diagnosed with epilepsy are women of childbearing potential.  Women with epilepsy often require specifically managed treatment plans and need to consider the effects the condition can have on sexual development, the menstrual cycle, contraception, fertility, pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, baby care and the menopause. This section is designed for women with epilepsy and aims to give a greater understanding of the key issues that may arise.