The mission of the PCOS Foundation is to spread awareness through public and professional education programs in order to improve diagnosis and decrease or eliminate the lifetime risks associated with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Through these efforts we hope to establish programs that will help women and adolescents affected with PCOS obtain treatment through medical lifestyle management.
The PCOS Foundation’s programs are created concerning three key concepts: awareness, education and outreach.
A vast majority of the U.S. population has no knowledge of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), including many of the women and adolescent girls who may be affected by PCOS. Females must be aware of the symptoms, health precautions, and risks for diseases associated with PCOS to help prevent future health complications. The PCOS Foundation has created several awareness programs and events to spur a general consciousness of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Each year in September, which is PCOS awareness month, the PCOS Foundation hosts the PCOS Awareness 5K Fun Run, makes media appearances to discuss PCOS, forms an awareness campaign, and uses every opportunity possible to make more Americans aware of PCOS. The Foundation’s year-round awareness programs offer information to the public through the media, internet, monthly support groups and education workshops, Education outreach program in business, Medical community outreach programs, Video Library, and PCOS Symposium.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is difficult for most doctors to recognize and diagnose because it can cause a variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms. For this reason, many of the women and adolescents who are diagnosed do not receive enough medical or lifestyle education about treatment and maintenance for their PCOS. When PCOS is not treated and maintained, symptoms worsen and the risk of developing life -threatening diseases increases dramatically. The PCOS Foundation’s health education programming provides general knowledge of PCOS, helps develop healthy lifestyle habits, alerts adolescents and women to the dangers of ignoring signs of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), and helps prepare them for life-long care.
Youth Education Program
Education and Support Groups
Infertility Support Groups
Workplace Outreach Program
Medical Community Outreach Program
An estimated 7 million women and adolescent girls are affected by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). The PCOS Foundation's mission includes extending the benefits of its education and awareness programs to as many women and girls as possible.
The PCOS Foundation is a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.