Women and Epilepsy…a New Push for Advocacy

Epilepsy Advocate has launched a new campaign, Women Succeeding with Epilepsy. It’s a super collection of articles and webcasts that are available to all who wish to explore this interesting world of women living with the condition.

It’s true, we have some issues that differ from men. Can I have children if I also have seizures? How do hormones affect my Epilepsy? Can I raise a family if I have Epilepsy? How about something like osteoporosis? Is there a greater risk with Epilepsy?

I got the chance, through Epilepsy Advocate and Healthy Women, to speak to two women who are advocates for women living with Epilepsy.

Blanca Vazquez, M.D., is an attending physician in Neurology and director of Clinical Trials and Outpatient Services at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York.  And, Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill, RN, is the executive director of HealthyWomen, a non-profit organization providing women with in-depth, objective, medically-approved information on a broad range of women’s health issues.