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PCOS & Bariatric Surgery

Posted by Lauren A Morris on May 12, 2017 at 11:28am 12 Comments

I have done a lot of research over the last year about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Bariatric Surgery. From what I understand, it does relieve a great deal of symptoms in cases of morbid obesity and can restore fertility in otherwise infertile patients. It is not a cure…



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PCOS Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Be a part of the PCOS Advocacy movement and join us on Capitol Hill on May 16-17, 2018, as we make history with the first PCOS Advocacy Day.

PCOS Advocacy Day is a two-day PCOS Challenge event in Washington, D.C. where a passionate group of patients, supporters, healthcare providers, researchers, community and industry partners unite on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress to urge them to make polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) a national priority. After a day of training and strategizing, participants will head to Capitol Hill equipped with the tools needed to educate Congress on policies that impact those with PCOS in their state and district, and why greater access to care and increased funding for PCOS research is needed. Personal meetings will be scheduled for advocates with their elected officials and their staff in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

This two-day event is an opportunity to:

  1. Share your story;
  2. Educate Members of Congress about PCOS;
  3. Make the case for why more must be done now to advance PCOS research and care.

PCOS Advocacy Day Will Include:

  1. On Wednesday, May 16th – An optional, but highly recommended, PCOS Advocacy Training Session from 1-4pm.
  2. On Thursday, May 17th – A mandatory morning briefing and training session from 8-10am, followed by meetings with participants’ members of Congress and Hill staff. PCOS Advocacy Day will conclude with a reception and debrief from 4-5:30pm.

Register Now at: PCOSChallenge.org/pcos-advocacy-day

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PCOS and Breastfeeding
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During Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month in September, PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association and Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority held PCOS Awareness Weekend 2017 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. The weekend’s events included the fifth annual Atlanta PCOS Awareness Symposium and the ninth annual Bolt for PCOS 5K Run Walk.


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Welcome to PCOS Challenge

PCOS — Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects up to 15% of women, yet most people are uninformed about the condition. PCOS is a genetic, hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorder that can lead to obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, infertility and endometrial cancer. PCOS is the leading cause of infertility and the most common endocrine disorder in younger women. There is no cure for PCOS; therefore it is a life-long condition, and people need to be informed about managing PCOS and all the symptoms associated with it.

The best way to manage PCOS is to mentally prepare ourselves for life-long behavioral changes and adjust our lives so that we are living the healthiest way possible. That is what the PCOS Challenge will do for us. The PCOS Challenge is a program that brings women with PCOS together to support each other in the difficult journey to turning our lives around and trying to reverse PCOS.


PCOS Challenge
Join 50,000 Women in the Fight Against PCOS

PCOS Challenge, Inc. is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization advancing the cause for women and girls with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, serving nearly 50,000 members. We touch the lives of women with PCOS and their supporters each year through cable television and radio programming, online and offline support groups, and education and awareness initiatives. Since our programs began in 2009, we've helped many women find answers that have helped them overcome their struggles with infertility, weight gain, anxiety and depression and reduce their risk for life-threatening related conditions.


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This is a place for all of us to exchange recipes.



Started by Chelsea McClean in Hair and Skin Issues with PCOS. Last reply by Jess Smith Apr 7. 50 Replies

I have been diagnosed with PCOS a few months back, it came to my attention because I have a lot of dark facial hair and also hair everywhere else! This is so embarrassing and has got me really down,…Continue

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Femara success stories?

Started by Samantha Drabner in Medications for PCOS. Last reply by SAMARA JADE VISSER Apr 10. 6 Replies

On second month of Femara. My blood test for the first month showed I ovulated. So hopefully I can get pregnant.


Started by Kara Robertson in Introductions. Last reply by Nana Aba Mensah Nov 27, 2017. 7 Replies

Hello, my name is Kara and i was diagnosed with PCOS about 3 months ago. I have struggled with this diagnosis and still now i have not accepting it. It was along process before i was diagnosed and…Continue

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New to this whole thing...literally.

Started by Kirstie Hunt in Motivation. Last reply by Lauren A Morris Feb 6, 2017. 7 Replies

I started taking anti depressants about 3 years ago, and then was finally diagnosed with pcos a year ago after being told over and over by my doctor it wasn't that on top of everything else. Well,…Continue


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