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Serving nearly 60,000 members, PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association is the leading nonprofit patient support and advocacy organization globally that is advancing the cause for women and girls with PCOS.

Our Vision:
Our short-term vision is that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is treated as a public health priority.

Our long-term vision is that we realize a cure for PCOS.

PCOS is one of the most critical, under-diagnosed, underfunded and neglected areas of health. There is a huge disparity when it comes to PCOS diagnosis, support and research. It is estimated that 50-75 percent of women with PCOS are going undiagnosed1. Additionally, it often takes people two years and up to three doctors before getting a diagnosis and finding adequate help for the condition2. Despite affecting millions of lives and families and the serious health consequences, PCOS awareness and support organizations receive less than 0.1 percent of the government, corporate, foundation and community funding that other major health conditions receive. Additionally, PCOS research funding receives less than 0.1 percent of the NIH research budget, which is stifling advancements3,4.

Our Mission:
Raise public awareness about PCOS and help people with the condition overcome their symptoms and reduce their risk for life-threatening related diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

PCOS Challenge Provides Support for Women with PCOS Through:

Androgen Excess and PCOS Society Partners with PCOS Challenge

PCOS Challenge Television Series

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Because of individuals like you, we now touch the lives of tens-of-thousands of women with PCOS and their supporters each year through cable television and radio programming, online and offline support groups, grants, research, education, awareness and advocacy initiatives. Since our beginning, we’ve helped many women find answers that helped them overcome their struggles with infertility, weight gain, anxiety and depression and reduce their risk for life-threatening related conditions.

Please Donate to PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association
When you make a donation or become a Hope for PCOS monthly giver, you can take comfort in knowing that your regular contributions are constantly working, day in and day out, to improve the lives of women with PCOS through:

  • Vital online and community programs
  • National educational and awareness initiatives
  • Cable television and radio programming reaching millions of households

Your contribution has a direct impact on the lives of women with PCOS.

If you have questions about PCOS Challenge, Inc. programs and ways that you can support our efforts, please contact us.

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Important Facts and Research Regarding PCOS

  • PCOS is a complex hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects up to 15% of women in the United States.
  • PCOS is a leading cause of infertility in women.
  • Women with PCOS constitute the largest group of women at risk for developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50% of women with PCOS will become diabetic or prediabetic before age 40.
  • Some studies have shown women with PCOS to be at three times higher risk for endometrial cancer, two times higher risk for ovarian cancer, and two to four times higher risk for breast cancer.
  • Some studies have shown due to symptoms of anxiety and depression, suicide attempts are up to seven times more common in women with PCOS than other women.
  • Pre-teens and teens can develop PCOS. Earlier diagnosis can give them the opportunity to better manage the emotional, internal and physical effects of PCOS. It can also help them prevent the onset of more serious illnesses related to PCOS.
  • Despite affecting millions of women and the serious health consequences, PCOS is unknown to most people and a staggering 50% of the women living with PCOS are going undiagnosed.

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