Women and Epilepsy Initiative
More than one million women and girls in the United States are living with seizure disorders. They face many unique challenges, from changes during the monthly cycle which may trigger seizures to concerns regarding pregnancy. Social factors leave them vulnerable to discrimination and abuse. Yet their plight and the manner in which they are affected has been largely ignored.
As an important part of the Epilepsy Foundation's role in advocating for all people with epilepsy, we are committed to addressing the unique health concerns of women with epilepsy. The Women and Epilepsy Initiative is a campaign to bring hope and help to women with epilepsy. The project is divided into separate but complementary initiatives to break down community and institutional barriers.