PCOS affects between 6% and 10% of women of reproductive age with some estimates as high as 15%, making it the most common endocrine disorder in this age group. Risk factors for heart disease such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity and others are double among women with PCOS compared with women without the disorder. It is usually treated with combined oral contraceptives to regulate menstrual cycles and to help with acne and excessive hair growth associated with the condition. However, combined oral contraceptives are known to increase the risk of cardiovascular events.Contraception is not a substitute for women's health.
Monday, December 3, 2012
And they want to make birth control 'over the counter''.
Risk of Blood Clots Two-Fold for Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Taking Combined Oral Contraceptives, Study Finds