The Leading Cause of Infertility – PCOS Awareness Month Starts Tomorrow
PCOS Awareness Month officially begins tomorrow, September 1st.This is the second reminder that is being published on PathtoFertility and this is just the beginning of a month that will bring many different aspects of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome to light.
Infertility & PCOS Facts
Why do we care so much about PCOS? Here's five simple reasons:
- PCOS is the number one cause of infertility or sub-fertility in women.
- PCOS is often diagnosed later in life than it needs to be.
- PCOS can be managed well with lifestyle changes and choices and/or medication.
- PCOS has a great prognosis in improving quality of life and successful pregnancies.
- Earlier awareness leads to better health.
According to The Office on Women's Health (an arm of the US Department of health and Human Services) "Between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 women of childbearing age has PCOS. As many as 5 million women in the United States may be affected. It can occur in girls as young as 11 years old."
When looking at women's health, PCOS is one important, and often overlooked, piece to be considered.
Tomorrow, Kate Doyle, of Kate's Corner, will officially kick off our intense look at this very common syndrome. Look for many guest bloggers on PCOS this month, including Dr. Joshua Hurwitz, Carolyn Gundell, MS (fertility nutritionist) and PCOS Advocate Sasha Ottey from PCOS Challenge.
About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.