September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness which aims to raise awareness and help those affected by PCOS through overcoming symptoms and changing the lifestyle that leads to PCOS.
September 1 marks as PCOS awareness day and this year, it also marks the start of the ‘World PCOS Day of Unity’ event, organized by the PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association.
The aim of PCOS Awareness Month is to help improve the lives of those affected by PCOS and reduce their risks for life-threatening related diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cancer.
Public awareness of PCOS is necessary because over half of the 10,000,000 people that have it, are unaware of it. Awareness helps the public understand that symptoms like irregular periods and pelvic pain are not something to be ignored.
''Never choose indifference – choose to fight''. This September, (PCOS) Awareness Month promotes further research and knowledge of this terrible disease. Affecting as much as 20% of women between the ages of 18 and 44, PCOS is one of the leading causes of poor fertility.