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PCOS Relief is hosting Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Educational Workshop - DUNDEE

Empowering Women to Thrive with Knowledge and Support

Event Date & Time

Wednesday, 07 February 2024 · 10 AM – 12 PM (GMT +1 UK Time)

Location

Dundee International Women Centre, Unit 9, Manhattan Works, Dundonald Street, DD3 7PY.

Event Type

In-Person Event

All participants will receive an allowance of £20, for attending the session. Places are limited.

About this event

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age. The syndrome is named after cysts which form on the ovaries of some people with this condition, though this is not a universal symptom, and not the underlying cause of the disorder.
 
Women with PCOS may experience irregular menstrual periods, heavy periods, excess hair, acne, pelvic pain, difficulty getting pregnant, and patches of thick, darker, velvety skin. The primary characteristics of this syndrome include: hyperandrogenism, anovulation, insulin resistance, and neuroendocrine disruption.
 
Not, only, having to deal with the symptoms, there is also chances of developing long term complicated health conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Strokes if this condition is not managed appropriately.
 
A review of international evidence found that the prevalence of PCOS could be as high as 26% among some populations, though ranges between 4% and 18% are reported for general populations.
 
The exact cause of PCOS remains uncertain, and treatment involves management of symptoms using medication.
 

This event, will focus on raising the awareness of PCOS within women from EM communities, understanding the stigma and taboo of this condition, we will be able to reduce isolation, anxiety and depression by allowing an opportunity for females to engage and educate themselves of this condition and how to self-manage it, but more importantly be part of shaping future services for EM women.

*** We will have light refreshments and at the session*
 
All participants will receive an allowance of £20, for attending the session. Places are limited.
Thank you for your interest! We regret to inform you that registration for this event is now full. We appreciate the overwhelming response and enthusiasm from everyone. Please stay tuned for future events and opportunities. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to enquiries@pcosrelief.org