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Women can fight an almost secret syndrome

Describes polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, a body-wide metabolic disorder characterized by abnormal hormone levels that can result in infertility, obesity, acne, excessive facial and body hair, diabetes, heart disease and uterine cancer. Concludes by discussing diagnosis and potential treatments for PCOS, particularly stressing support groups.

Ovulation induction drug therapy for anovulatory infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome

Presents a systematic review and critical appraisal of the evidence on the use of ovulation induction (OI) drug therapy to manage anovulatory infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women of reproductive age. Provides the current published scientific evidence about its safety and efficacy/effectiveness in terms of pregnancy rate in this category of infertile patients.

Published: 2004
Polycystic ovarian syndrome: a nutrition guide for teens

Provides a guide for teen girls about ways to keep insulin levels down and to maintain a healthy weight, which can help alleviate some of the symptoms of PCOS.

Published: 1999-2005
A guide to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)  
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/pcosinfo.html
Provides information to help young women understand polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) by answering the most commonly asked questions. (See Details)
Published: 1999-2005
Understanding polycystic ovary syndrome   
http://www.contraceptiononline.org/contrareport/article01.cfm?art=184
Provides a brief introduction to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and its symptoms. Describes the causes, the diagnosis procedure, and the treatment for PCOS. (See Details)
Published: 2001
PCOS: a woman's guide to dealing with polycystic ovary syndrome
Provides information on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), including advice for women on how to deal with it and the impact it can have on health, relationships and self-image.
Published: 2000
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/40805
Looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatments for polycystic ovary syndrome. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Understanding polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in teens: a guide for parents and guardians  
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/pcos_parent.html
Provides information on PCOS, the etiology, current trends in medical treatment, and the important role of good nutrition and exercise in order to help parents support their daughters. (See Details)
Published: 1999-2005
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): a resource guide  
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/pcos_resources.html
Provides information and resources for teens about ways to stay healthy with PCOS. (See Details)
Published: 1999-2006
PCOS frequently asked questions  
http://www.inciid.org/article.php?cat=femaleinfertility&id=85
Provides an extensive listing of information on all aspects of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. (See Details)