Being a woman AND having epilepsy can be a double challenge.
Society expects us to have it all: health, beauty, a good education, a great job and children. All these, however, can be impeded by having epilepsy.
We need help to achieve our goals and dreams, not simply have our concerns dismissed. We have a right to adequate contraception and pre-contraception advice, and to extra help in education and the workplace. Only then can we as women with epilepsy hope to compete with our counterparts on an even playing field. We don’t expect privileges, just a fair opportunity in life.