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Epilepsy and contraception

If you are in a sexual relationship, or are considering starting one, it is important to find a contraception that works well for you. Here are some ways that having epilepsy or taking epilepsy medicines may affect your choice of contraception.

•Some types of contraception are not recommended at all for women with epilepsy. They may lead to an unplanned pregnancy.

•Some epilepsy medicines can make some types of hormonal contraception work less well than they should. This may lead to an unplanned pregnancy.

•Some types of hormonal contraception can make some epilepsy medicines work less effectively. This may lead to an increase in your seizures.

There's more detailed information about epilepsy and contraception on Epilepsy Action's website: epilepsy.org.uk/info/contra...

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