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September is PCOS Awareness Month

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common hormone disorder in women, a leading cause of infertility, and one of the most underdiagnosed diseases in the United States. PCOS is characterized by seemingly unrelated symptoms and may include irregular or absent periods, lack of ovulation, weight gain, acne, excessive facial hair, and infertility. Surprisingly, most women with PCOS do not even know they have it. Most women are never officially diagnosed until they begin trying to conceive and seek help in getting pregnant. To learn more about PCOS, read this article by Dr. Jennifer Makarov, published in the Winter 2011 edition of Resolve for the Journey and Beyond.