Sex and contraception

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

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Although having epilepsy doesn’t affect the sex life of most people, it can sometimes play a part.

We have information and advice about where to go for help if you need it.


Your epilepsy treatment can play a role in deciding what contraception works best for you. Find out more about which epilepsy medicines may interact with contraceptives.

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Thinking of having a baby?

Find out more about starting a family in our pregnancy section.

Having a baby

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