Vast Majority of Women With Epilepsy Able to Get Pregnant

[Medscape, 12/11/18] The vast majority of women with epilepsy are able to get pregnant, with relatively few issues, new research shows.

“There has been the notion and some evidence in the past that fertility is reduced in women with epilepsy compared with the general population, but what these findings suggest is that 90% of women with epilepsy can get pregnant,” study investigator Andrew G. Herzog, MD, professor and director, Neurology, and Neuroendocrine Unit, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Wellesley, Massachusetts, told Medscape Medical News

The study was presented here at the American Epilepsy Society (AES) 72nd Annual Meeting 2018.

The researchers used retrospective data from a web-based epilepsy birth control registry. Any woman with epilepsy can complete the online survey and get educational materials on safe and effective contraception………….

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