We believe there is insufficient community outreach, health resources, services, providers and other barriers that prevent women and girls with PCOS, (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) from obtaining necessary diagnosis and treatment of this syndrome. The cost of such inadequacies comes at the expense of the women and girls with PCOS who languish needlessly jeopardizing their health while the healthcare system unfairly remains uneducated and ill-equipped to deal with the complex treatment needs of this population.
I would really appreciate signatures. I had PCOS for many years before I was diagnosed. I figured it out because of some random article I read when I was 24. I went to the doctor but they insisted I did not have it. It was not until 6 years later that I was FINALLY correctly diagnosed. I believe so many have this and do not even know it. It can put not only your reproductive health in jeopardy but it puts you at higher risk for things such as type II diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, and cancer. So it is very important to be diagnosed even if you are not trying to get pregnant.
Symptoms of PCOS include: obesity (although not everyone with PCOS are over weight), ovarian cysts, anxiety, depression, increased hair growth on the face and other unwanted places, dandruff, oily skin, hair loss, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, skin tags, pelvic pain, and sleep apnea. Doesn't that just sound lovely?
So please take a moment and go here and let Congress know we need more education. Thank you all !