When a young woman has epilepsy the psychosocial issues of peer recognition, the changes due to adolescence both physical and emotional can lead to difficulties. Sexuality is often normal and epilepsy may interfere with these girls forming relationships with the opposite sex due to fear and shyness. Contraception is another important thing to discussed with doctor as some contraceptives can interact with antiepileptic medication. Most women can marry and lead a happy marital life, conceive and become pregnant with positive results.
Women after menopause are at risk of osteoporosis due to loss of the female hormone (oestrogen) and this is slightly more in women with epilepsy. Quite often, the severity of the epilepsy is less after menopause in several individuals. Bone health is an important target for treatment and women can live normal lives with a little guidance form their attending doctor.
Overall the outlook for women with epilepsy is good and the can study, work, marry and have children just like anyone else and be live everyone, with everyone in spite of epilepsy.
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