Epilepsy in Women

Hosted by Evren Burakgazi-Dalkilic, MD

Epilepsy in women raises special general health and reproductive concerns. Seizure frequency and severity may change at puberty, over the menstrual cycle, with pregnancy, and at menopause. Women with epilepsy also have lower fertility rates and are more likely to have a variety of issues directly related to their condition, or to the medications they take to control their condition. Women with epilepsy who become pregnant need to be carefully monitored to reduce the risk of having a child with birth defects. The Women’s Epilepsy Center at Cooper University Hospital addresses these and other concerns related specifically to women living with epilepsy.

Join Evren Burakgazi-Dalkilic, MD, a neurologist and founder of The Women’s Epilepsy Center at Cooper, for a Health eTalk on Thursday, March 17 from Noon-12:30 p.m., as she answers questions and concerns related to managing epilepsy in women of all stages of the life cycle.

Dr. Burakgazi-Dalkilic is assistant professor of neurology at Cooper University Hospital. Her neurology residency at George Washington School of Medicine was followed by fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at Hospital of University of Pennsylvania Health System. She attended medical school at the Istanbul University School of Medicine and completed internships at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Burakgazi-Dalkilic is board certified in neurology and psychiatry, and has a special interest in the diagnosis of epilepsy, the pharmacological and surgical management of epilepsy, hormonal aspects of epilepsy, women with epilepsy.