New PCOS guidance aims for broader care approach

Healthy lifestyle support with a strong focus on preventing weight gain is key

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) require holistic care, including psychological support, according to the developers of a new clinical guideline set to change practice.

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Australian endocrinologists who led development of the international advice say PCOS is a complex condition that is under­recognised and often poorly treated.

“Doctors often focus on individual features of PCOS, such as infertility, rather than taking a broader approach to care,” lead author Professor Helena Teede said.

The guidelines answered a need,