Gender-specific challenges in the management of epilepsy in women

Katherine H. Noe

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Abstract

The management of epilepsy in women encompasses a complex interplay between seizures, sex steroid hormones, and antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). These interactions impact every aspect of the sexual and reproductive health of women with epilepsy throughout their lifetimes. Neurologists comfortable treating seizures may feel unprepared to handle questions related to reproductive health. Several cases are provided to illustrate commonly encountered queries from women with epilepsy about catamenial epilepsy, pregnancy, breast-feeding, contraception, menopause, and bone health. Available evidence is reviewed, and guidelines for management are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-339
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Neurology
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2007

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Epilepsy
Reproductive Health
Seizures
Menstruation
Gonadal Steroid Hormones
Menopause
Breast Feeding
Contraception
Anticonvulsants
Guidelines
Bone and Bones
Pregnancy
Health

Keywords

  • Antiepileptic drugs
  • Catamenial epilepsy
  • Contraception
  • Pregnancy
  • Teratogenesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Gender-specific challenges in the management of epilepsy in women. / Noe, Katherine H.

In: Seminars in Neurology, Vol. 27, No. 4, 09.2007, p. 331-339.

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Noe, Katherine H. / Gender-specific challenges in the management of epilepsy in women. In: Seminars in Neurology. 2007 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 331-339.
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