Professor Helen Mason
Having PCOS is a very common condition, as is infertility, yet many fertility clinics follow a process called Patient Selection, which means that they turn away patients with PCOS. Here at Concept we follow a different philosophy and we believe that everyone deserves a chance regardless of any adverse effect that may have on a clinic’s overall birth rate or resources requirement. In fact, we have taken it a step further and appointed a PCO specialist.
Professor Helen Mason has spent 30 years researching PCOS, but more importantly, over this time, she has made it her mission to work with and listen to women with the syndrome to better understand their questions and concerns. She has been consistently disappointed, and at times horrified, by the lack of information passed onto patients. This is both at the time of diagnosis and throughout their PCOS journey. Professor Mason has found by speaking to both large groups and individuals, that no one has really explained what polycystic ovaries are, what it means for a woman to be given this diagnosis and why it is a life-long condition. She believes that this is because many healthcare professionals simply don’t have the time, or they may lack a clear understanding of the syndrome… it is, after all, not straightforward. PCOS is further complicated by the fact that it affects women in different ways. Information online is conflicting and often incorrect. It is only because she has worked on little else for most of her career that she has gained the knowledge to help you. She has been told on many occasions by women with PCOS that the 30 mins spent with her has completely changed their appreciation and outlook. Here at Concept we believe that knowledge is power and that by giving you a better understanding of what PCOS is and what it means for you personally, we can help you to make steps towards being in control. Professor Mason will support you to minimise your symptoms, improve your fertility and look forward to better health in the future.