Nor do we understand the risk posed to children fathered by men taking anti-seizure medications, or if there are transgenerational effects.
For both men and women living with epilepsy, deciding to start a family can still cause great anxiety and stress. We need to better understand the mechanisms by which antiseizure medicines cause harm to the babies of people with epilepsy. To fully remove the burden of anxiety, and the risk to future generations, we must develop strategies and newer treatments that prevent that harm.
Our research priorities