EXPLORING THE CHALLENGES OF POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME (PCOS) DIAGNOSED WOMEN AND THEIR JOURNEY TOWARDS FERTILITY

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Saeeda Anjum Buriro
Munnaza Parveen
Fatima Parvaiz Hashmi
Afshan Nazly
Yasmin Alexander Robinson
Agnes Alferd

Keywords

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Infertility, Reproductive health, Stress, Disease

Abstract

This research study is designed to examine the challenges faced by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) diagnosed women and the complications faced during the fertility period. PCOS is the most prevalent endocrine condition impacting female fertility and has been less studied in the context of research. The data has been collected by using qualitative research. For this, the sample of the study consists of N=13 women between 22 to 35 years old and diagnosed with PCOS.  The method of sampling used is snowball sampling. Semi-structured interviews were used in the data collection process. The research employed a phenomenological methodology to get firsthand feedback from the participants. The study results revealed an elevated rate of infertility among women with PCOS, suggesting a bidirectional relationship between the physiological aspects of the Syndrome and infertility. It is recommended that integrating infertility considerations into the clinical management of PCOS is crucial, necessitating collaborative efforts among gynaecologists, endocrinologists, and reproductive endocrinologists to provide holistic care that addresses both the endocrine dimensions of infertility and PCOS.

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