PCOS Challenge: The National PCOS Association

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Join Over 52,000 Women in the Fight Against PCOS

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.

Official PCOS Walks - 5K National Campaign

Register now for PCOS Challenge 5K Run/Walk presented by
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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Cleansing from birth control

I was diagnosed with PCOS 16 years ago. I have been on the pill ever since! I'm on day 4 of not being on the pill and I have already put on 4 lbs. mind you, I have been exercising and dieting for the last 6 months. I recently lost 22 lbs but now I'm…

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Is it PCOS?

Hi all,My name is Ashley and I was recently told that I have PCOS. Maybe I am in the denial stage, but I am having a hard time believing that I have it.I was around 11 when I got my first period. Until I went on birth control December 2013, I had a…

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Could I have PCOS...?

I just joined and would be very grateful for any advice or help you could offer!Some background info:Got my first period at age 11. My periods have always been regular, although very heavy (8-10 days on average) with a lot of clots. My periods have…

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the life of pcos

I like writing. A lot. And I tend to get off topic. A lot. But I'll spare y'all from my incessant ramblings...for now. 

I'm Sara. I'm 35. I have PCOS. And I hate it. 

I have been diagnosed twice: once by a really kind…

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