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Introduction to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects the female reproductive system. It is the most common hormonal disorder of women of reproductive age. It can cause many different symptoms, such as hair growth or excess hair on the face, acne, weight gain or weight gain without trying, and male-like body hair. It is also the leading cause of female infertility. Signs and symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, include excess hair growth on the face, body, and limbs; acne; and weight gain or weight gain without trying. The most common sign of PCOS is female-like hair growth, especially on the face, chest, back, and arms. Other common signs and symptoms of PCOS include: difficulty getting pregnant; irregular or no menstrual periods; and high levels of male-like hair on the face, chest, back, and arms. Some women with PCOS have no signs…

I have been taking birth control since I was in middle school since I was diagnosed with PCOS. When I went away to college, there were waves of times where I did not take it. But, overall, I have taken it my entire life since puberty. Over the last 8 years, I have read about a supplement that is supposed to be the miracle worker of PCOS, inositol. As time went on I read about other supplements that needed to be taken with inositol, such a d-chiro. I initially tried inositol but it did not seem to do much. The doctor eventually gave me Provera which induced a period every month for about 8 months without the need of taking birth control monthly, so I stopped taking the inositol. In 2017, I started birth control and it was the fucking worst! You hear me, the absolute worst! I had breast…

I discovered I had PCOS at a very young age. I distinctly remember being in elementary school and being extremely hairy, like all over. My mother would simply say that I was born that way, she would make a joke saying she asked the doctor if she gave birth to a monkey because of how hairy I was. As I began to shift into early puberty in late elementary school my body was even hairier than before. I distinctly remember a girl at school asking me how I had hair on my stomach and that her dad had it too. I had hair on my arms, hands, feet, and legs. I remember being so embarrassed by it that I began to shave that part of my stomach, a terrible idea because it is a mess now. Then I started to get a few stray hairs on my neck or chin,…