The importance of diagnosing polycystic ovarian syndrome

Diagnosis is important since there are significant health consequences, yet it is estimated up to 70% of Australian women remain undiagnosed.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disturbance affecting women and is also the most common cause of anovulatory infertility in the Australian population.

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Diagnosis is important since there are significant health consequences, yet it is estimated up to 70% of Australian women remain undiagnosed.

In August 2011, the PCOS Australian Alliance adopted an evidence-based approach to the investigation and management of PCOS in this country.1 It largely accepted the Rotterdam criteria, developed in 2004, which require that

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