This guide explains some of the risk factors for stroke that only affect women, and offers other sources of information and support that you may find useful.
Stroke can happen to anyone, including children. The causes of stroke for children are very different from those for adults. This guide explains what can cause stroke in children and how it is treated.
Women have an increased risk of stroke during pregnancy and by taking the oral contraceptive pill. Find out more about the stroke risk factors that are specific to women.
Anyone can have a stroke, although there are some things that make you more at risk than others.
Find out information on childhood stroke and where to find support.
This guide explains the factors that can make people of South Asian origin more at risk of stroke and how you can reduce your risk.
If you are of African Caribbean origin you may have a higher risk of stroke than other people in the UK. But there are things you can do to stay healthy and avoid a stroke.