PCOS is the abbreviation for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and is another medical issue that many females face.
In actual fact there are 116 million females globally affected by PCOS. A hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges, however it can present differently from person to person.
As it is a hormonal disorder it can have impacts on the females fertility, and females are 8-13% more likely to suffer from PCOS in the productive years.
Like many things when it comes to the female athlete, there is a lack of education on what it is and how it affects our female athletes when it comes to performance and health.