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Help Provide Education and
Support Resources for
Women and Girls with
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome


 
Why Donate to PCOS Challenge?

Your gift will help PCOS Challenge, Inc. raise public awareness about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and related conditions as well as support PCOS education, advocacy and research.

PCOS Challenge is the leading voice for women and girls with PCOS and our programs play a critical role in helping those affected by the condition overcome their struggles with infertility, weight gain, hirsutism, anxiety and depression and reduce their risk for numerous life-threatening related diseases.

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PCOS Challenge, Inc. is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and
charitable contributions are tax-deductible.

What is the impact of my donation?

Every gift and every dollar amount makes a difference. Because of donors like you, we now touch the lives of tens-of-thousands of women with PCOS and their supporters each year through PCOS live events; television, radio, magazine and online educational content; online and offline support groups; grants; research; and awareness and advocacy initiatives.

Why is it important to fund PCOS Challenge education and support programs?

 
Important Facts and Research About PCOS1

  • PCOS is a complex genetic, hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects 10-15% percent of women.
  • PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder in women and one of the most common human disorders.
  • PCOS is the leading cause of infertility in women of reproductive age.
  • PCOS can lead to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, endometrial cancer and other diseases.
  • Women with PCOS constitute the largest group of women at risk for developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • According to the CDC, more than 50% of women with PCOS will become diabetic before age 40.
  • Research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that women with PCOS are twice as likely to be hospitalized as other women.
  • Some studies have found suicide attempts to be up to seven times more common in women with PCOS than other women.
  • There is a strong genetic susceptibility to PCOS. 40 percent of sisters have some form of the syndrome. Fathers and brothers of women with PCOS also have insulin resistance and tend to have problems with weight control. Daughters of affected women have risk factors for diabetes before they even get their periods.
  • Despite affecting millions of women and girls in the U.S. and the serious health consequences, PCOS is unknown to most people and a staggering 50% of those with the condition are going undiagnosed.


Our programs are made possible due to the
support of donors like you.

PCOS Challenge, Inc. is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and
charitable contributions are tax-deductible.

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