chapter  17
Women with Epilepsy: Special Issues in Developing Countries..,
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Introduction Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic disorders affecting women of child­

bearing age and 3 to 5 of every 1000 births are to mothers with epilepsy.1 Women with epilepsy (WWE) in developing countries have many concerns and face many social and cultural taboos related to the diversity in ethnic, racial, religious, eco­ nomic, educational, and cultural spheres. In addition, in developing countries child­ bearing for WWE has not always been acceptable because of prejudice directed towards persons with epilepsy.