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dc.contributor.authorReimers, Arne
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-25T10:28:06Z
dc.date.available2020-03-25T10:28:06Z
dc.date.created2016-07-25T11:25:34Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationOpen Access Journal of Contraception. 2016, 7 69-76.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1179-1527
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/2648529
dc.description.abstractApproximately 50% of all pregnancies in women with epilepsy (WWE) occur unplanned. This is worrying, given the increased occurrence of obstetrical complications in WWE, including the risk of seizures and their possible consequences for both the mother and the unborn child. Hormonal contraception is usually regarded as highly effective, but it is subject to numerous bidirectional drug interactions with several antiepileptic drugs. These interactions may lead to loss of seizure control or contraceptive failure. Further concerns are loss of bone mineral density and increased seizure activity due to hormonal effects. Many physicians lack sufficient knowledge regarding these issues, and most WWE have never received adequate counseling. Moreover, several studies show that a large proportion of WWE do not take their medicines regularly. This article reviews all of these issues and offers practical recommendations for the management of contraception in WWE.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDove Medical Pressen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/deed.no*
dc.titleContraception for women with epilepsy: counseling, choices, and concernsen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.description.versionpublishedVersionen_US
dc.source.pagenumber69-76en_US
dc.source.volume7en_US
dc.source.journalOpen Access Journal of Contraceptionen_US
dc.identifier.doi/10.2147/OAJC.S85541
dc.identifier.cristin1369121
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