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What’s all the hubub about epilepsy and infertility?

A recent study published in the journal, Neurology, addresses the fact that women taking multiple medications to treat epilepsy are at high risk for infertility. This may well be true, but considering anticonvulsants or medicine to control epilepsy often reduces the efficacy of the Pill, there are plenty of mommies with epilepsy out there that had unplanned pregnancies. This does not exactly correspond to the headlines on WebMD, Reuters and other news outlets claiming that women with epilepsy are more likely to be infertile.

In a follow up article in Neurology, Alison Pack, MD, attempts to dispel the myth already setting in. Read more in my guest post on Feministing.com

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