Why is a correct PCOS diagnosis so difficult?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder—and most common cause of infertility - affecting 9 to 18 percent of women around the world. Despite the prevalence of the complex and chronic condition, one-third of women diagnosed with PCOS saw at least three health professionals over the course of two years before receiving a diagnosis, according to a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, is the largest to date examining time to diagnosis, and reveals what the authors say are "major gaps" in education and support for women with the condition.

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