Management of infertility in the setting of polycystic ovary syndrome

Sophia Wong

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Sophia Wong
Fifth Year Medicine (Undergraduate)
University of New South Wales

Sophia is currently in her fifth year of medicine at the University of New South Wales. Her medical interests include cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. She was the winner of the Ross Woodham Scholarship in 2006.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder which affects a significant number of premenopausal women in Australia. PCOS has long-term clinical implications which can lead to decreased quality of life and psychological morbidity. A major contributing factor to this is the impact of PCOS on a woman’s fertility. However, there are a number of treatment modalities that may be used to treat PCOS-related infertility and with appropriate treatment, a woman’s prognosis with regards to PCOS-related infertility can be excellent.