Some risk factors for stroke apply only to women. Primary among these are pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and the treatment thereof (hormone replacement therapy). The clot can go to brain, heart, or lung and when pregnant to the umbilical cord. Safety is of the utmost importance during pregnancy. Additionally, stroke could be side effect of fertility medication during assisted reproductive techniques (ART).
In men, stroke could lead to erectile and ejaculatory dysfuntion that could affect the natural fertilization potential.