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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The recommendation table (Table III) applies the category, descriptive terms, GRADE of the recommendations and the quality of the evidence. The full guideline is available at The full version of the guideline outlines the clinical need for the question, the clinical question, the evidence summary, the recommendation and practice points, and a summary of the justification developed by the GDGs using the GRADE framework, refined by extensive international peer review. The comprehensive evidence reviews, profiles and GRADE frameworks supporting each recommendation, can be found at in the Supplementary Technical Reports. The peer review feedback, administrative report on guideline development and disclosure of interest process and declarations can be found at Here we present the clinical topic area recommendations and practice points (Table III). This summary, the full guideline and technical reports are supported by a comprehensive co-designed translation program to optimize dissemination and impact with resources freely available at