ABOUT PCOS Awareness Association
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.
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: Provide women with information and resources
COMMUNICATE: Increase general public understanding about PCOS
OVERCOME: Help women with PCOS to overcome the syndrome and decrease health problems
SUPPORT: Be an organization that offers support and knowledge