Diagnosis, phenotype, and prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome

Enrico Carmina, Ricardo Azziz

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New diagnostic criteria for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) suggested three main phenotypes: classic (hyperandrogenism and anovulation), ovulatory, and normoandrogenic. However, it is unclear whether the normoandrogenic phenotype actually represents PCOS. Overall, 6% to 8% of reproductive-aged women suffer from PCOS, making this disorder one of the most common endocrine abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S7
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006


  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • anovulation
  • hyperandrogenism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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