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J Clin Outcomes Manage 
2005 Apr;12(4):218-228
Diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome
Raja-Khan N, Legro RS

Program Audience - Primary care physicians. Educational Needs Addressed Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder, affecting 5% to 10% of reproductive-aged women. In addition to being the leading cause of female infertility, PCOS has serious metabolic consequences, including insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and possibly cardiovascular disease. Because of the important health implications of PCOS, it is important that physicians be able to diagnose and clinically manage this syndrome. Educational Objectives 1. Describe the common features of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) 2.Describe the metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors associated with PCOS 3. Outline an approach to the diagnostic workup of PCOS 4. Report on the epidemiology and etiology of PCOS 5. Formulate a treatment strategy for PCOS, including treatment of infertility

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