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Workplace Outreach Program

The mission of the Workplace Outreach Program is to create awareness and provide essential information about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome to female employees of all ages. This information is designed to help women recognize signs of PCOS in themselves and their daughters, as well as giving them information on how to seek diagnosis. Studies have found that women with PCOS have a 50 percent chance of having a daughter with PCOS. With that said, it is pertinent that women understand their options, know the risk factors of PCOS, and know how they can reduce their symptoms of PCOS. Holding these educational meetings at your workplace allows our professional educational liaisons to capture a large audience, which will help us reach our goal of helping more women with PCOS live healthier lives.


Medical Community Outreach Program

The mission of the Medical Community Outreach Program is to design a more consistent experience for our community physicians and medical staff as well as to develop and maintain open communication between patients and their physicians. This program will assist medical staff with identifying and addressing common barriers to access for those women and adolescents with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. The ultimate goal of the Medical Community Outreach Program is to cultivate positive relationships between women and youth with PCOS and the medical community.


Exercise Program

The Exercise Program is intended to provide educational tools that will promote health and fitness for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. The PCOS Foundation is involved in organizing exercise programs held in a fun and supportive atmosphere which will encourage participation and lifelong lifestyle modification. Studies reveal that a 5-10% weight loss is associated with decreased insulin levels, restoration of ovulation and fertility as well as improved hirsutism (excessive hair growth on face and abdomen), acne, and lower free testosterone levels.  We designed this program to help adolescences and women affected with PCOS live healthier lifestyles and give them the motivation and support they need.

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Infertility Outreach Program

The mission of the Infertility Outreach Program is to provide a friendly and caring environment for women to share their views, experiences and concerns regarding infertility. This program allows participants to openly share their stories about their treatments, decrease their sense of isolation, and improve the emotional burden of infertility. PCOS is responsible for 70% of infertility causes in women who have difficulty ovulating as well as a described increase in miscarriage rate. This program empowers individuals with knowledge as well as a way to connect and share a special bond among those with the same experiences. It is important to maintain a positive attitude when coping with infertility, and having the support from the Infertility Outreach Program can help women stay optimistic.


Youth Education Outreach Program


The mission of the Youth Education Program is to create awareness and provide helpful information about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome to adolescent girls. It is imperative that we provide further education to young females about this syndrome, as statistics show that and estimated 11-26% of females with PCOS are in their adolescent years.  This information is intended to aid young girls in identifying the signs of puberty from abnormal hormonal changes that may be indicators of PCOS, such as abnormal menstrual cycles, acne, Hirsutism (excessive hair growth all over the body), and male pattern baldness. The goal of the Youth Education Outreach Program is to encourage youth girls who experience PCOS symptoms to seek medical attention in order to reduce current symptoms and future complications of PCOS.

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