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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month
September 1 – September 30 CDT
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month, observed in September, seeks to increase public knowledge and understanding about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and help those diagnosed with their symptoms. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month is a time to increase awareness of PCOS, the need for a cure, and spur advocacy on behalf of those suffering with the emotional, financial, and physical burden of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month recognizes that PCOS is a variable disorder that is marked by amenorrhea, hirsutism, obesity, infertility, and ovarian enlargement and is usually initiated by an elevated level of luteinizing hormone, androgen, or estrogen which results in an abnormal cycle of gonadotropin release by the pituitary gland. PCOS is also called polycystic ovary disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, and Stein-Leventhal syndrome.