PCOS Challenge: The National PCOS Association

PCOS Challenge Economic Burden Survey

Take the PCOS Challenge Economic Burden Study Survey

Researchers at PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association are conducting a study to estimate the true economic cost of having PCOS in terms of quality of life and work productivity. A clearer estimate of the economic burden of PCOS will allow for a more accurate prioritization of the disorder as a public health interest.

If you are a woman age 18+, living in the U.S., please participate in this important study to help us better understand the true economic burden of PCOS. Your participation will be anonymous and help us tremendously in spreading more awareness of polycystic ovary syndrome as well as better understanding the financial and societal burden that can come with the diagnosis.

2022 PCOS Challenge 5K Walk National Campaign
Attend the PCOS 5k Walk National Campaign!

The 2022 PCOS Challenge 5K Walk National Campaign is kicking off this year!

The PCOS Challenge 5K Walk is part of the largest national campaign dedicated to raising awareness and funds to help fight polycystic ovary syndrome. Sign up today to participate as a walker, runner, or team to raise funds for PCOS research, support, education, advocacy, and grant programs.

All registered participants will receive the Official PCOS Challenge 5K Race Pack and Finisher Medal. Registered participants who raise or donate $100 or more will also receive the Official PCOS Challenge 5K Run/Walk National Campaign T-Shirt.

Welcome to the PCOS Challenge Support Network!
Join Over 55,000 Women in the Fight Against PCOS

Serving over 55,000 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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Hi All I am Aphiwe who's is 35 years old from Cape Town in South Africa, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovaries.I have gained weight a lot and it is soo difficult to loose it and I am battling with excessive facial hair of which I have been doing…

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Having struggled with PCOS for over 20 years, I feel like a veteran. I feel now more than ever that my journey might help someone else going through something similar. I wrote a book "The Beauty in our Brokenness " which is chronicles my journey of…

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Hello! I have been really struggling lately, with having lovely pcos depression definitely shows it's face. For awhile I was doing good, eating right and walking everyday got to where I lost 50 pounds but since the whole depression thing I've…

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