Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescents.

  title={Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescents.},
  author={Selma Feldman Witchel and Hailey Roumimper and Sharon E. Oberfield},
  journal={Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America},
  volume={45 2},
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a familial heterogeneous disorder affecting 6% to 10% of reproductive-age women. The use of criteria developed for adult women is problematic for the adolescent girl because the clinical features associated with PCOS are normal pubertal events. The recent consensus statement on PCOS in adolescents stated that hyperandrogenism and oligomenorrhea need to persist for at least 2 years to consider the diagnosis of PCOS. Although insulin resistance, hyperinsulinism… CONTINUE READING