25 Surprising Facts About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
1 in 10 women of childbearing age has PCOS.
According to the Office on Women’s Health, between 5 to 10 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 44 have PCOS in the United States. That is as many as 5 million women in total. Many women are diagnosed with PCOS when they are in their 20s and their 30s. However, they could have had it all along but found out after trying to conceive. Women develop PCOS regardless of other factors such as race and ethnicity. Unfortunately, less than 50% of people are properly diagnosed with PCOS, according to the PCOS Foundation. This means that so many more people may have PCOS and not know about it.