I was very happy to have the opportunity to write an article for The Seattle Times on polycystic ovary disease, or PCOS. I can’t think of a more appropriate topic for the “Get Healthy: A guide to women’s health” special section than “Polycystic ovary disease: the hidden threat to women’s health.”
PCOS is something I feel strongly about because, like the title says, it’s a hidden threat to women’s health because it affects about 1 in 10 women and is badly underdiagnosed. It compromises reproductive, cardiovascular and metabolic health. It’s the main cause of infertility due to poor ovulation and it’s a huge risk factor for type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. The National Institutes of Health has called it an important public health issue for women.
I’m excited to have had a larger, much more science-y article on PCOS accepted by Diabetes Spectrum journal. The title is “The Role of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Reproductive and Metabolic Health: Overview and Approaches for Treatment.” I don’t know when exactly it will be published, as the journal has a long publication lead time and my manuscript was just accepted in August.
In the meantime, please read the Times article, and share it with the women in your life.