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Epilepsy Birth Control Registry

2014-07-23 21:09:39 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Despite the importance of birth control to women of reproductive age, there has been little formal investigation of the safety and effectiveness of birth control methods in women with epilepsy. To remedy this, doctors from Harvard and Columbia University Medical Schools have developed a website that offers a survey to help us gain more knowledge and some educational material that will be updated regularly to provide the latest information. The ultimate goal is to develop guidelines for the selection of safe and effective birth control methods and to make sure that the best forms of birth control become available to women with epilepsy in all communities of our society.

Go to www.epilepsybirthcontrolregistry.com take our survey and then catch up on the latest information about birth control for women with epilepsy.

Study Design

Observational Model: Ecologic or Community, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Epilepsy

Intervention

Non-interventional

Location

Neuroendocrine Associates P.C.
Wellesley
Massachusetts
United States
02481

Status

Recruiting

Source

Neuroendocrine Associates P.C.

Results (where available)

View Results

Links

Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:39-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

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