September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month
PCOS is a serious genetic, hormone, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects women and girls. It is the leading cause of female infertility and a precursor for other serious conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and endometrial cancer.
PCOS Awareness Month is a federally designated event created to increase awareness of, and education about, PCOS among the general public, women, girls and healthcare professionals. The aim of PCOS Awareness Month is to help improve the lives of those affected by PCOS and to help them to overcome their symptoms as well as prevent and reduce their risks for life-threatening related diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cancer.
PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association is excited to announce the National Institutes of Health two-part workshop series on "Cardiovascular Risk Across the Lifespan for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome." This workshop stemmed from a series of meetings between the PCOS Challenge and the NIH, specifically the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, advocating for a trans-NIH approach to addressing gaps in PCOS research and care and to include patient voices.