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Evaluating the impact of the 2018 PCOS guideline


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal disorder affecting one in five women and one in four Australian Indigenous women. It is associated with many long-term health complications including infertility, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and poor mental health. The 2018 international evidence-based PCOS guideline recommends regular screening for metabolic and mental health complications in women with PCOS. We will evaluate the impact of the PCOS guideline by examining changes in clinical screening of PCOS complications. Findings will help guide future translation of guideline into clinical practice.