PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit support organization globally advancing the cause for women and girls with PCOS serving nearly 45,000 members. (EIN: 26-3827259)
PCOS is one of the most critical, underserved, under-diagnosed and underfunded conditions affecting women’s health. There is a huge health disparity when it comes to PCOS diagnosis, funding and support. 50% of women and girls with PCOS are going undiagnosed. Additionally, it often takes women several years and up to seven doctors before they can find someone who can help them with the condition. Despite being one of the most common human disorders and the serious health consequences, PCOS awareness and support organizations, receive less than 0.1% of the government, corporate, foundation, and community funding that other health conditions receive. Our vision is that PCOS is treated as a public health priority.
Raise public awareness about PCOS and help girls and women with the condition overcome their symptoms and reduce their risk for life-threatening related diseases such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Because of individuals like you, we now touch the lives of tens-of-thousands of women with PCOS and their supporters each year through television and radio programming, a magazine publication, online and offline support groups, health screenings, grants, research, education and awareness initiatives. Since our beginning, we’ve helped many women find answers that helped them overcome their struggles with infertility, weight gain, anxiety and depression and reduce their risk for life-threatening related conditions.