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Who gets polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is most often diagnosed in adolescents, or women in their 20s. You may also be at a greater risk of developing PCOS if you have a family history of PCOS (for example, your sister or mother has it), and if you are overweight or obese. Women from some ethnic backgrounds are at increased risk of PCOS, including indigenous Australians and women from the Indian subcontinent.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Endometriosis

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