Gender, sex and hormones

Find out how hormones, gender and sex may link to your epilepsy.

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Periods and the menopause

Find out how periods and menopause could link to your epilepsy.

Transgender people and epilepsy

Information about how epilepsy treatment and care could affect transgender and non-binary people.

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Sex and contraception

Find out more about how having epilepsy can affect sex, fertility and choosing the right contraception.

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Your epilepsy

This brochure gives an overview of epilepsy, living with epilepsy and the support you can get from Epilepsy Action.

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Call the Epilepsy Action helpline

If you would like to talk to someone about epilepsy, our trained advisers are here to help.

0808 800 5050
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Send a question to our trained epilepsy advisers. (We aim to reply within two working days).

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