Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common health condition in women that involves irregular function of the ovaries. There are three key features of the condition, and the presence of any two of the following symptoms may lead to a diagnosis of PCOS.

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Study: Novel drug may treat reproductive health problems in women

Study: Novel drug may treat reproductive health problems in women

Diet may help restore ovulation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Diet may help restore ovulation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Penn receives $4.5 million NIH grant to create a comprehensive resource for women’s health

Penn receives $4.5 million NIH grant to create a comprehensive resource for women’s health

Young women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to get heart disease

Young women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to get heart disease

Developing a Better Understanding of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Developing a Better Understanding of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS subtypes associated with distinct genetic variations, finds study

PCOS subtypes associated with distinct genetic variations, finds study

Impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy and breastfed infants

Impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy and breastfed infants

Mindful yoga may be a promising option for treating women with PCOS

Mindful yoga may be a promising option for treating women with PCOS

Survey: Support for long-term health implications of PCOS is lacking

Survey: Support for long-term health implications of PCOS is lacking

Nutrition researcher shows how foods affect our hormones and health

Nutrition researcher shows how foods affect our hormones and health

High testosterone in women ups risk for cancer, diabetes, and metabolic disease

High testosterone in women ups risk for cancer, diabetes, and metabolic disease

OMA’s 2020 Obesity Algorithm updated with new information for clinicians

OMA’s 2020 Obesity Algorithm updated with new information for clinicians

Women with PCOS have lower life satisfaction, poorer health beyond reproductive years

Women with PCOS have lower life satisfaction, poorer health beyond reproductive years

Adolescents with PCOS and obesity have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria

Adolescents with PCOS and obesity have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria

Key brain region found to be smaller in birth control pill users

Key brain region found to be smaller in birth control pill users

Study finds key region of the brain is smaller in women who use oral contraceptives

Study finds key region of the brain is smaller in women who use oral contraceptives

1 in 5 adolescents have prediabetes in U.S.

1 in 5 adolescents have prediabetes in U.S.

Daughters of women with PCOS five times more likely to develop the syndrome in adulthood

Daughters of women with PCOS five times more likely to develop the syndrome in adulthood

NIH partners with Apple and Harvard for long-term study of women's health

NIH partners with Apple and Harvard for long-term study of women's health

Dermatology experts publish guidelines for diagnosing, managing hidradenitis suppurativa

Dermatology experts publish guidelines for diagnosing, managing hidradenitis suppurativa