PCOS — Lifestyle Changes and Medications that May Help
Posted on January 5, 2011
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a health disorder that often affects a woman's ability to ovulate and conceive. Somewhere around one in ten women of reproductive age have been diagnosed as having PCOS in the U.S.1 Some young women will receive this diagnosis during their teenaged years but many women will not realize that they in fact have this disorder until they try to get pregnant, and can't. While the cause of PCOS has not as yet been identified, several factors do seem to play a role, including family history, ethnic origin and genetics.
Dr. Susan P. Willman from Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay area discusses medications that may benefit women with PCOS.
This video is made possible by a grant from Attain Fertility® Centers, an IntegraMed Specialty and provider of the Attain® IVF Programs.