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  • PMID: 27428288 was deleted because it is a duplicate of PMID: 27678205
Funct Neurol. 2016 Jul-Sep;31(3):127-34.

Women with epilepsy: clinically relevant issues.

Abstract

Women with epilepsy (WWE) face specific challenges throughout their lifespan due to the effects of seizures and antiepileptic drugs on hormonal function, potentially affecting both sexual and reproductive health. This review article addresses the most common issues of practical relevance to clinicians treating WWE: epidemiology and clinical presentations (including catamenial epilepsy), contraception, reproductive and sexual dysfunction, pregnancy, lactation, menopause-related issues (including bone health), and mental health aspects. Awareness of these gender-specific issues and implementation/adaptation of effective interventions for WWE results in significantly improved health-related quality of life in this patient population.

PMID:
27678205
PMCID:
PMC5115226
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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