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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Module aims

  • Provide information regarding PCOS, how it can be diagnosed and managed
  • Highlight the signs and symptoms of PCOS, indicating when you should seek further medical assistance
  • Normalise the conversation around menstrual dysfunction to improve athlete awareness, health and performance


  • PCOS is a common condition affecting 8-21% of women that arises due to dysfunction within the endocrine system.
  • There are many ways to manage PCOS symptoms, with lifestyle modifications and medications often used
  • Accessing professional medical care in the form of a specialised women’s health general practitioner (GP) is important for symptom reduction and ongoing management of PCOS.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
When should I see a doctor?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)