SART Fertility Experts - PCOS


As the most common hormonal disorder in women, PCOS is a disruptive problem that impacts many aspects of a woman’s health including getting pregnant. In this episode, Brittany discusses how PCOS has affected her life and shares the story of her challenging journey to parenthood, with Dr. Mark Trolice, a reproductive endocrinologist.
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SART Fertility Experts Podcast

SART Fertility Experts is an educational project of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, this series is designed to provide up to date information about a variety of topics related to fertility testing and treatment such as IVF.
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SART Fertility Experts - Global Access to IVF and the Status of Women

Around the world, there are vast differences in the number of IVF cycles performed per capita.  Learn why these differences exist.
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SART Fertility Experts - Racial Disparities in REI

Understand how racial disparities can affect access to infertility care and impact treatment outcomes for women of color.  
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SART Fertility Experts - Reproductive Challenges Facing the LGBTQ Community

In this episode Dr. Mark Trolice speaks with Stacy Stevenson and Robert Terenzio on the infertility challenges facing the LGBTQ community.
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SART Fertility Experts - Environmental Impacts on Fertility

In this episode, the fertility experts discuss the impact of the environment, including air, climate, and chemical exposures on infertility.  

Resources For You

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is committed to providing patients with the highest quality information about reproductive care.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

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Conditions Treated with Surgery on the Fallopian Tubes and Ovaries

Surgery can be used to treat problems with the ovaries or fallopian tubes, such as cysts, endometriosis, or infections. View the Fact Sheet
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Hirsutism and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) (booklet)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which the ovaries contain many cystic follicles associated with chronic anovulation (lack of ovulation) and overproduction of androgens (male hormones). View the booklet
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Weight and fertility

One of the easiest ways to determine if you are underweight or overweight is to calculate your body mass index (BMI). View the fact sheet
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Ovarian drilling for infertility

Often, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) do not have regular menstrual periods. View the fact sheet
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common hormone disorder that affects 5-10% of women. View the fact sheet
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Insulin-sensitizing agents and polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common reproductive disorder, affecting 5% to10% of women of reproductive age. View the Fact Sheet
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Infographics

ASRM has prepared infographics to illustrate the subject of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome better. View the Infographics

FIND AN EXPERT

Dealing with hirsutism and PCOS can be emotionally difficult. You may feel unfeminine, uncomfortable, or self-conscious about your excessive hair growth or weight, as well as worried about your ability to have children. Even though you may be embarrassed to share these feelings with other people, it is very important to talk with your physician as soon as possible to explore the medical and cosmetic treatments available to treat these disorders. It also is important for you to realize that these are very common problems experienced by many women.

ASRM can help you find a reproductive endocrinologist in your area that is knowledgeable on the subject of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and who can help you on your PCOS journey..
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