These pages are about women and epilepsy in the UK. If you are looking for information about women and epilepsy in another country, please contact your local epilepsy organisation
NHS and HSC
England: NHS Choices
Northern Ireland: Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland
Scotland: NHS Inform
Tel: 0800 22 44 88
Wales: NHS Direct Wales
Tel: 0845 46 47
Family Planning Association
National Osteoporosis Society
Tel: 0808 800 0035
Epilepsy Action would like to thank Penny Burt, Nurse Specialist (Epilepsy), Dr Yvonne Hart, Consultant Neurologist, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Michael Marsh, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, King’s College Hospital, for their contributions to this booklet.
The following interests have been declared:
Penny Burt has received sponsorship to attend epilepsy conferences from UCB Pharma, GlaxoSmithKline, Desitin and Eisai.
Yvonne Hart has received payments for lectures given, advisory work and/or sponsorship to attend epilepsy conferences from UCB Pharma, GlaxoSmithKline, Bial, Desitin and Eisai.
Epilepsy Action does not believe these interests have influenced the content of this information in any way.
Michael Marsh has declared no conflict of interest.
This information has been produced under the terms of The Information Standard.
- Updated February 2017To be reviewed February 2020