Achieving a successful pregnancy in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Takako Araki, Rony Elias, Zev Rosenwaks, Leonid Poretsky

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disease of complex and still poorly understood cause and of variable phenotypes. It is characterized by anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and polycystic ovaries. Infertility is commonly present. A variety of methods has been used successfully to achieve pregnancy in women with PCOS. Maintenance of pregnancy is complicated by a higher rate of premature spontaneous abortions and high risk of gestational diabetes, hypertension, and preeclampsia. However, with careful monitoring and treatment, the outcome of pregnancy in most women with PCOS is excellent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865-894
Number of pages30
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2011


  • Infertility
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pregnancy


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