Are expanding disease definitions unnecessarily labelling women with polycystic ovary syndrome?

Tessa Copp*, Jesse Jansen, Jenny Doust, Ben Wj Mol, Anuja Dokras, Kirsten McCaffery

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Since polycystic ovary syndrome was described in the 1930s, the diagnostic criteria have expanded and prevalence has risen, explain Tessa Copp and colleagues. But to what extent do women today benefit from their diagnosis, particularly younger women and those with milder symptoms?

Original languageEnglish
Article numberj3694
Number of pages10
JournalBMJ (Online)
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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