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Calling anyone affected by PCOS. PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. You may have suspected your problems are caused by this hormonal condition or received a formal diagnosis. Maybe a little frustated by the quality of information or direction currently available after diagnosis. Or you may be a parent to a child or children with PCOS, Or a partner to someone with PCOS and wondering how to understand and support the person you care about.

This meetup is for you.

PCOS affects 1 in 10 women globally*. However, increased awareness amongst medical professionals means earlier diagnoses, so the estimate is likely to be more like 1 in 7. Last month I had dinner with two colleagues and learnt they both had PCOS.

Many go undiagnosed for years and this can have an impact on so many areas of life. Understanding when it may be PCOS causing issues like persistent weight gain, hair loss, acne, irregular ovation, and infertility, arms anyone affected by PCOS with a head-start advantage in managing what is going on within the endocrine system.

At each meeting there will be a specific talk or presentation with knowledge sharing and vital tips. You'll meet with others like you that share a desire to see PCOS move up higher on the agenda. You'll get to meet with invited experts and specialists, familiar with your journey, and ask questions, share best practice, etc.

Each meeting is approximately 2 hours in duration, with a chosen topic designed to educate on managing PCOS. We'll exchange tips and ideas, and innovations, and make suggestions for future topics or speakers. Through education we can gently implement simple life style changes that give those affected by PCOS a quality of life advantage.

We will always meet at a venue that has a bar and food where you can order something to eat or drink, before or after the presentation. The meetups are led by me, Jimi Sayo, the host of the annual online PCOS Summit. Our meetups will be fun, informative, educational, and life changing for members.

*PCOS continues to pose a significant health risk in transgendered men (born female). The 1 in 10 figure does not account for the trans-men demographic.

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