PCOS Challenge is the largest patient advocacy organization globally for people with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
The mission of PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association is to raise public awareness about PCOS and help women with the condition overcome their symptoms and reduce their risk for life-threatening related diseases. Donations help fund critical PCOS research, education, and support programs.
PCOS Challenge has six major program areas including:
- Patient support and empowerment
- Legislative advocacy and health policy
- Grants and access to care
PCOS Challenge hosts the largest national campaigns dedicated to education and raising awareness and funds to help fight PCOS. PCOS Challenge started World PCOS Day and is the sponsoring organization for PCOS Awareness Month. PCOS Challenge was responsible for getting the PCOS Awareness Month resolution passed by unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate.
ABOUT POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME (PCOS)
PCOS is a serious genetic, hormone, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects up to 15 percent of women in the U.S. and over 20 percent in some parts of the world.
PCOS HEALTH RISKS
People with PCOS are at increased risk for infertility, pregnancy complications, type 2 diabetes, endometrial cancer, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, anxiety and depression, sleep disorders, and other serious conditions.
PCOS is the most common endocrine (hormone) disorder and cause of infertility in women.
Many health risks associated with PCOS can be mitigated or avoided with proper screening, treatment, management, and lifestyle changes. However, early detection, intervention, and appropriate self-management are key.