Polycystic ovary syndrome across racial and ethnic groups

Lawrence Engmann, Richard Legro

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has significant public health importance in view of the potential long-term health consequences. Understanding the ethnic differences in phenotype and metabolic consequences is important in targeting the relevant population for prevention and treatment of metabolic disorders. In this chapter, we review differences in prevalence, symptomatology, and metabolic disorders in women with PCOS across racial and ethnic groups and whether the differences may just reflect similar differences that exist in the general population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEthnic Differences in Fertility and Assisted Reproduction
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781461475484
ISBN (Print)1461475473, 9781461475477
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Health Professions
  • General Medicine


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