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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome:

Studies establish a clear link between academic stress and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

  • Amid PCOS awareness month, in September, a concerning reality emerges that academic pressure may unknowingly contribute to a silent health crisis among young girls.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance that occurs when ovaries create excess hormones.
  • PCOS is a “syndrome,” or group of symptoms that affects the ovaries and ovulation.
  • Its three main features are:
    • cysts in the ovaries
    • high levels of male hormones
    • irregular or skipped periods
  • PCOS affects women during their childbearing years (ages 15 to 44).
  • Between 2 and 26.7 percent of women in this age group have PCOS.
  • PCOS interrupts the normal menstrual cycle and makes it harder to get pregnant.
  • Between 70 and 80 percent of women with PCOS have fertility problems