Bariatric Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and Infertility

@inproceedings{Butterworth2016BariatricSP,
  title={Bariatric Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and Infertility},
  author={James Butterworth and Jean Deguara and Cynthia-Michelle Borg},
  booktitle={Journal of obesity},
  year={2016}
}
Background. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the commonest cause of female infertility. Visceral obesity and insulin resistance are key pathophysiological mechanisms behind PCOS. Women suffering from this syndrome and infertility often seek bariatric surgery hoping that they would be able to conceive postoperatively. Objective. At present, there is no consensus on the role of bariatric surgery in the management of PCOS-associated infertility within the medical community, making it difficult… CONTINUE READING

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