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How Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Affects Fertility

May 5, 2015 8:41 am

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects the hormonal pathways that produce eggs and prepare the uterus for pregnancy, meaning that it can be a challenge for women with PCOS to become pregnant. A large part of the challenge is down to irregular periods or anovulation. Women with PCOS may not ovulate, may have irregular periods (so it can be hard to work out when ovulation occurs), or the uterus lining may not be prepared for pregnancy when an egg is released and fertilised. Just one of these effects can have a devastating impact on pregnancy chances, but many women with PCOS suffer more than one of these fertility complications. Non-Medical Treatments to Help Fertility Obesity is an issue for over a... View Article