5. Impact of Epilepsy and AEDs on Reproductive Health

  1. Cynthia L. Harden MD Professor of Neurology2,
  2. Sanjeev V. Thomas MD, DM Professor of Neurology3 and
  3. Torbjörn Tomson MD, PhD Professor of Neurology and Epileptology4
  1. Luef Gerhard

Published Online: 24 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118531037.ch5

Epilepsy in Women

Epilepsy in Women

How to Cite

Gerhard, L. (2013) Impact of Epilepsy and AEDs on Reproductive Health, in Epilepsy in Women (eds C. L. Harden, S. V. Thomas and T. Tomson), John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118531037.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Chief, Division of Epilepsy and Electroencephalography, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Cushing Neuroscience Institutes, Brain and Spine Specialists, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Great Neck, New York, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala State, India

  3. 4

    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Author Information

  1. Head of the Epilepsy Study Group, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 JAN 2013
  2. Published Print: 11 MAR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470672679

Online ISBN: 9781118531037



  • Antiepileptic drugs;
  • Endocrine disorders;
  • Epilepsy;
  • Menstrual disorders;
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome


  • Background and important details

  • Menstrual disorders

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

  • Effect of epilepsy on hypothalamo-pituitary axis

  • Effect of AEDs on endogenous hormones

  • Implications for management

  • References