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Epilepsy Birth Control Registry (EBCR)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2015 by Neuroendocrine Associates P.C.
Columbia University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Andrew G. Herzog M.D., M.Sc., Neuroendocrine Associates P.C. Identifier:
First received: March 31, 2010
Last updated: October 14, 2015
Last verified: October 2015

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 take our survey and then catch up on the latest information about birth control for women with epilepsy.

Condition Intervention
Other: Non-interventional

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Epilepsy Birth Control Registry

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Neuroendocrine Associates P.C.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of seizures on hormonal versus non-hormonal contraception, stratified by antiepileptic drug category [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: March 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Cohort is comprised of women with epilepsy between 18 and 47.
Other: Non-interventional
This is an observational study conducted by anonymous survey. There is no intervention.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 47 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants are women with epilepsy between the ages of 18 and 47.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women with Epilepsy between 18 and 47

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women without epilepsy
  • Women under 18
  • Women over 47
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01097837

Contact: Kristen M Fowler, MA 781-431-0277

United States, Massachusetts
Neuroendocrine Associates P.C. Recruiting
Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States, 02481
Contact: Kristen M Fowler, MA    781-431-0277   
Principal Investigator: Andrew G Herzog, M.D.,M.Sc.         
United States, New York
Columbia University Medical Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States
Contact: Kristen M Fowler, MA    781-431-0277   
Principal Investigator: Anne R Davis, M.D.,M.P.H.         
Principal Investigator: W Allen Hauser, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Neuroendocrine Associates P.C.
Columbia University
Principal Investigator: Andrew G Herzog, M.D.,M.Sc. Neuroendocrine Associates P.C.
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Andrew G. Herzog M.D., M.Sc., Principal Investigator, Neuroendocrine Associates P.C. Identifier: NCT01097837     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 137557
Study First Received: March 31, 2010
Last Updated: October 14, 2015

Keywords provided by Neuroendocrine Associates P.C.:
Birth Control
This study is looking at the use of different birth control measures in women with epilepsy.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on May 24, 2017