PCOS Challenge: The National PCOS Association

2020 Virtual PCOS Awareness Symposium

PCOS Symposium 2020

2020 VIRTUAL PCOS AWARENESS SYMPOSIUM
Three Days, Over 40 Leading PCOS Experts

Be sure to join us for this year's Virtual PCOS Awareness Symposium. Get your questions answered about PCOS from world-leading experts. We have three amazing days planned each focused on different themes along with PCOS speed meetups (meet virtually one-on-one with other attendees and share your stories). Registered participants will have access to the session recordings through the event platform for up to 30 Days.

Saturday, September 12, 2020 | 11AM-6PM EDT
Symposium Day 1 - Fertility, Maternal Health, and Family-Building

Saturday, September 19, 2020 | 11AM-6PM EDT
Symposium Day 2 - Lifestyle Management of PCOS

Saturday, September 26, 2020 | 11AM-6PM EDT
Symposium Day 3 - PCOS Related Disorders, Adolescent Health, Support, and Advocacy

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Serving over 52,000 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.

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PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association.
Join PCOS Challenge for the country's largest national campaign with over 4,000 participants and donors raising awareness and funds to help fight polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Funds raised will go toward critical PCOS education, support, health screening, grants and research programs. Attend a live event or participate as a virtual walker or virtual team. Register now!

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Metformin

I have been diagnosed with PCOS since I was 18 and have had on and off flare ups with it. I'm now 31 and I feel like it's controlling my life anymore. In the last 2 years I have gained almost 60 lbs and can't seem to lose it. It's all in my belly,…

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Miscarriage and pcos

I've had pcos all my adult life and really struggled with my fertility. I miscarried 10 years ago at around 6 weeks. A long depressions decade later and I have tested positive for a pregnancy test and I'm full of anxiety. I cant allow myself to be…

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Birth Control

Hello! About a week ago, I was diagnosed with PCOS and immediately given birth control. I never wanted to be on it and I've only been on it for 4 days so I want to get some advice early on. My periods are somewhat regulated, they can appear anywhere…

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World PCOS Day

I always get so excited for PCOS awareness month! Today is the 3rd annual world PCOS day! I'm so grateful to the PCOS Challenge community! We have done some amazing awareness efforts over the past few years! It's amazing how we have made a house…

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Insulin Resistance and Weight Gain

Here is a helpful diagram I saw today that may help some people understand how insulin resistance causes weight gain. 

I will add more to this later but I'm really just using this as a placeholder for now. If anyone has any questions ask me…

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We are not machines that are broken

Hi everyone,

I wanted to let you know that we are not machines that are broken. I feel down in my gut that some of us feel like we are, but it's not true. Our medical system has the tendency to make us feel this way. We are assigned a…

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