In this section
- Your periods (the menstrual cycle)
- Sex life
- Bone health
- The menopause
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
- Sources of further advice and information for women
- Epilepsy, periods and fertility
- Planning a baby
- Giving birth
- After the birth
- Inheriting epilepsy
- Post-natal depression
- Sources of support in the UK
- How you can help Epilepsy Action
- Pregnancy diaries: personal stories
This information was written by Epilepsy Action’s advice and information team with guidance and input from people living with epilepsy and medical experts.
Epilepsy affects around 230,000 women in the UK. As a woman with epilepsy, you may have lots of questions. Does epilepsy affect my periods? Which type of contraception can I use? Can I take hormone replacement therapy (HRT)? The aim of these web pages is to answer these questions and more.
If you have any further questions about anything to do with epilepsy, contact an adviser on the Epilepsy Helpline. You can also contact your family doctor, epilepsy specialist, or epilepsy specialist nurse.
Epilepsy Action wishes to thank Professor Pamela Crawford, York District Hospital, UK for reviewing this information.
This information has been produced under the terms of The Information Standard.
Updated June 2011To be reviewed June 2013