New GP guidelines for polycystic ovary syndrome

The latest evidence will assist GPs in caring for women with PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine condition that can profoundly impact a woman's life.

An ultrasound shows ovarian cysts.

The condition affects up to 13% of non-Indigenous women, and around 21% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, of reproductive age.

PCOS is often characterised by excess body and facial hair, acne, and weight gain, but the symptoms are many and varied with