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Khyati Garg and Austin Davis

According to research by the PCOS Society, one in every ten women in India has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common endocrine system condition among women of reproductive age. When viewed holistically, PCOS is more than just an endocrine disorder; it impacts women’s quality of life like a pyramid scheme. It manifests itself physically as well as in mental health issues. At first glance, it will appear like a woman’s health issue, but PCOS concerns are deep-rooted in lifestyle and our society. There are multiple factors at play in the rising stats of PCOS. Thus, a systemic review of the whole ecosystem around PCOS helps understand the root cause of the problem.

In my systemic study, I attempted to dig deep into the PCOS system’s emerging behaviours and contributing factors. Early diagnosis and awareness about the syndrome could significantly reduce the rising cases. The emergence of PCOS has majorly contributed to a sedentary lifestyle. Doctors are the first step in the diagnosis and also hold the accountability and respect of all stakeholders, thus making them an excellent medium for information dissemination. The current study results suggest creating a systemic network of information dissemination that can generate awareness among newly diagnosed patients and sensitivity in society towards women with PCOS using doctors and existing organisations as mediums of communication.

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Citation Data

Author(s): Khyati Garg and Austin Davis
Year: 2023
Title: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)—Emerging Epidemic
Published in: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
Volume: RSD12
Article No.: pre-release
Host: Georgetown University
Location: ONLINE
Symposium Dates: February 26–May 6, 2024
First published: 30 December 2023
Last update: February 01, 2024
Publisher Identification: ISSN 2371-8404
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