Recommendations From the International Evidence-based Guideline for the Assessment and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Helena J. Teede; Marie L. Misso; Michael F. Costello; Anuja Dokras; Joop Laven; Lisa Moran; Terhi Piltonen; Robert J. Norman; on behalf of the International PCOS


Hum Reprod. 2018;33(9):1602-1618. 

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What Does This Mean for Adolescents and Women With PCOS?

This guideline aims to optimize the evidence-based, consistent care that meets the needs and improves the quality of life of women with PCOS. The guideline and translation program were developed with full consumer participation at all stages, targeting areas and outcomes of priority for women with PCOS. The aim is to support women and their healthcare providers to optimize diagnosis, assessment and management of PCOS. There is an emphasis on partnership in care and empowerment of women with PCOS. Personal characteristics, preferences, culture and values are considered. With effective translation, the guideline and health professional and consumer resources will address gaps and priorities identified by women with PCOS and will promote vital future research.