Managing polycystic ovary syndrome

From the name through to the treatment, there are many reasons to revisit our assumptions about PCOS

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


The syndrome is associated with endocrine and metabolic abnormalities including hypertension, dyslipidaemia and type 2 diabetes, as well as an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

There’s no doubt that PCOS is of significant health and economic concern, with US researchers estimating the total cost of evaluating and providing care to reproductive-aged women with PCOS was US$4.36 billion