Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): For Patients and Consumers
General Information About PCOS
Organizations, Resources, and Support
- ASRM offers a tool to find a health professional by area of specialization. Areas of specialization for doctors who may be familiar with PCOS include gynecology, gynecology/infertility, infertility, obstetrics and gynecology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
- The Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association, Inc. (PCOSA) is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive information, support, and advocacy for women and girls with PCOS.
- The Hormone Foundation is a leading source of hormone-related health information for the public, health care providers, and the media.
- Use the Hormone Foundation search tool to find an endocrinologist near you.
- The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc. (INCIID, pronounced "inside"), is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and couples explore their family-building options.
Resources on Infertility and Other Health Conditions Linked with PCOS
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studies issues related to infertility and publishes an annual report on success rates for assisted reproductive technology, including information about individual fertility clinics in the United States.
- RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association provides timely, compassionate support and information to women and men who are affected by infertility.
- Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) is an organization of professionals dedicated to assisted reproductive technology, which includes in vitro fertilization.
- American Diabetes Association offers a wide range of information for people living with diabetes.
- The NHLBI Heart Health Toll-Free Hotline provides information about heart disease and lowering your risk for heart disease.
- The National Cancer Institute, which is part of the NIH, conducts and supports research, training, the dissemination of health information, and other programs dealing with the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer; rehabilitation from cancer; and the continuing care of cancer patients and their families.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 11/30/2012