PCOS Awareness Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advocacy of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The organization and its volunteers are dedicated to raising the awareness of this disorder worldwide, providing educational and support services to help women understand what the disorder is and how it can be treated. The Association also provides support for women diagnosed with PCOS to help them overcome the syndrome and decrease the impact of its associated health problems.
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the advocacy of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) that occurs in over 10,000,000 women worldwide.
Public awareness of PCOS is necessary because over half of the 10,000,000 women that have it, are unaware of it.
Awareness helps the public understand that symptoms like irregular periods and pelvic pain are not something to be ignored and getting it checked is necessary. While there is no cure for PCOS, there are treatments that can help ease the stress and complications of specific symptoms. The more people that are informed of PCOS the better chances for early diagnosis.
Prepare and assist women with the necessary information and resources needed to get tested.
Communicate information to the public and to women diagnosed with PCOS.
Assist women diagnosed with PCOS to overcome their symptoms and lessen related health risks.
Provide a support network to freely and openly discuss all aspects of PCOS.
"PCOS affects over 7 million women. That's more than the number of people diagnosed with breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and lupus combined."
-Louise Chang, MD
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the advocacy of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) that occurs in over 10,000,000 women worldwide. PCOS Awareness Association was founded in 2012 by Megan M Stewart and Satoya Foster, who were diagnosed with PCOS themselves and wanted to spread awareness about it along with help others going through similar experiences.
Public awareness of PCOS is necessary because over half of the 10,000,000 women that have it, are unaware of it is and why they feel different or are having unexplained pain or why their Medical Professional is not giving them answers. The symptoms of PCOS vary with each woman so no woman ever thinks of it being a serious matter. Symptoms of PCOS may include irregular/absent menstrual periods, infertility, dandruff, oily/acne skin, weight gain, thinning hair, dark patches on skin, pelvic pain, etc (see more here). Many of these symptoms such as oily skin and pelvic pain are often ignored by women and Medical Professionals, which makes it imperative for an awareness organization like PCOSAA to exist.
PCOS Awareness Association allows and enables women to understand what PCOS is, provides resources regarding it and creates public awareness about it. PCOS Awareness Association is an organization not just for women but men too because anyone can face the difficulties associated with PCOS – whether it is a woman with PCOS - a woman who wants to learn more about it to play a part and raise awareness - a man trying to help his significant other - parents helping their daughter and so on.