PCOS Challenge: The National PCOS Association

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Join Over 54,000 Women in the Fight Against PCOS

Serving over 54,000 members, PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association is the leading nonprofit support and advocacy organization advancing the cause for people impacted by polycystic ovary syndrome globally. PCOS Challenge touches the lives of tens-of-thousands of women with PCOS and their supporters each year through television and radio programming, a magazine publication, support groups, and education, awareness, and legislative advocacy initiatives. Since our programs began in 2009, PCOS Challenge has helped many women overcome their struggles with infertility, weight gain, anxiety and depression and reduce their risk for numerous life-threatening related conditions. PCOS Challenge provides a host of support, awareness, education and advocacy opportunities for the PCOS community. Learn More...

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About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects up to 15 percent of women in the U.S. and over 21 percent in some parts of the world. Despite affecting hundreds of millions of women globally, most people are uninformed about the syndrome. PCOS is a serious genetic, hormone, metabolic and reproductive disorder that can lead to lifelong complications, psychosocial disorders, obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, infertility, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, endometrial cancer, maternal/fetal health complications and other conditions. PCOS is a leading cause of female infertility and the most common endocrine (hormone) disorder in women. There is currently no cure for PCOS, so it is important that patients and healthcare providers learn effective ways of managing PCOS and its many symptoms and associated health risks.

 


 

Rise to the Challenge Gala

In case you missed it, be sure to watch the biggest PCOS event of 2020!

Watch the Rise to the Challenge Gala benefiting PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association. The Rise to the Challenge Gala featured special celebrity guests, Members of Congress and healthcare and industry leaders.

The Rise to the Challenge Gala was created to shine a light on polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility and metabolic health as well as recognize outstanding individuals and leading organizations making a significant impact on PCOS patients, advocacy efforts, research and care. Proceeds from the Rise to the Challenge Gala help fund critical PCOS support, awareness, advocacy, education, grant and research programs.

Join the Apple Women's Health Study



Apple Women's Health Study
Seeks People with
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

In the first study of its kind, researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Apple, and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) launched the Apple Women’s Health Study to gain a deeper understanding of how certain demographic and lifestyle factors could have an impact on menstrual cycles and gynecologic conditions including infertility, menopause, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

If you have an iPhone 6s or later and have menstruated at least once in your life, you can help close the gap in women’s health research by downloading the Apple Research app on your iPhone and enrolling in the Apple Women’s Health Study.

 

 

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Metfromin and Hair

Okay so just very quick weird question. Obviously we all know that this PCOS thing is a physical and mental struggle.But I have been on metformin for months and I honestly feel like the facial hair in some situations is worse that what it was before…

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diagnosed at 18

 

    HEY GUYS . 

   MY NAME IS MYESHNEE GOVENDER  AND THIS IS MY VERY FIRST BLOG POST . I AM NOW 19 . I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PCOS ON THE 3 OCTOBER 2020 WHEN I WAS 18 YEARS OLD . SO 

  IT HAS NOW BEEN 3 MONTHS SINCE I WAS…

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