PCOS Awareness Month officially begins tomorrow, September 1st.This is the second reminder that is being published on PathtoFertility and this is just the beginning of a month that will bring many different aspects of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome to light.
Infertility & PCOS Facts
Why do we care so much about PCOS? Here's five simple reasons:
- PCOS is the number one cause of infertility or sub-fertility in women.
- PCOS is often diagnosed later in life than it needs to be.
- PCOS can be managed well with lifestyle changes and choices and/or medication.
- PCOS has a great prognosis in improving quality of life and successful pregnancies.
- Earlier awareness leads to better health.
According to The Office on Women's Health (an arm of the US Department of health and Human Services) "Between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 women of childbearing age has PCOS. As many as 5 million women in the United States may be affected. It can occur in girls as young as 11 years old."
When looking at women's health, PCOS is one important, and often overlooked, piece to be considered.
Tomorrow, Kate Doyle, of Kate's Corner, will officially kick off our intense look at this very common syndrome. Look for many guest bloggers on PCOS this month, including Dr. Joshua Hurwitz, Carolyn Gundell, MS (fertility nutritionist) and PCOS Advocate Sasha Ottey from PCOS Challenge.