Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a serious genetic, hormone, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects women and girls. It is the leading cause of female infertility and a precursor for other serious conditions, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and endometrial cancer.
Every September, PCOS Awareness Month–a federally designated national event–strives increase awareness of, and education about, PCOS among the general public, women, girls and healthcare professionals. PCOS Awareness Month aims to help improve the lives of those affected by PCOS and to help them to overcome their symptoms as well as prevent and reduce their risks for life-threatening related diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cancer.
The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association, the sponsoring organization for PCOS Awareness Month, offers supporting PCOS resources, information and events. Please check them out and help spread awareness about PCOS in September.