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Indian Express
16 October 2010

Your Age On Your Page The Latest Research
below zero Infertility more common in women with epilepsy WOMEN with epilepsy may have a higherthan–average risk of fertility problems, particularly those on multiple anti–seizure drugs. Researchers found that among 375 women with epilepsy trying to become pregnant, 62 per cent suc cessfully conceived, usually within two years. The rest, 38 per cent, remained infertile for an average of three years.

Of women on one medication, 32 per cent failed to conceive during the study period. That figure was 41 per cent among women on two epilepsy drugs, and 60 per cent among those on three or more drugs. Only 7 per cent of those not taking any anti–seizure medication failed to conceive, the researchers from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute in Trivandrum, reported in Neurology.

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