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Being a teenage girl is hard enough. The added complications of having PCOS can be extremely frustrating and embarrassing. Here is information and a network of resources specifically for you!

How Do I Talk to My Friends About PCOS?
It’s never easy to be diagnosed with a long-term chronic disease, especially when you are a teenager. Many young women wonder how and if they should talk to their friends about having PCOS. Get advice here about talking to your friends about PCOS.

Questions for Teens to Ask Their Doctor About PCOS
Just because you are a teenager who has been diagnosed with PCOS, it doesn’t mean that you are powerless to take control of your health. Here are five questions that teens should ask their doctor about PCOS.

Talking to Your Parents About PCOS
Talking to your parents about a sensitive topic like PCOS doesn’t have to be embarrassing or end in a fight. Here are a few tips to make the conversation run more smoothly.

Coping with PCOS
Teens often face a unique set of challenges when diagnosed with PCOS. If you're a teen, share your best strategies for coping with PCOS here!

What is the Relationship Between PCOS and Puberty?
The symptoms of PCOS and puberty are often confused. Get more information about the relationship between PCOS and puberty here.

Can You Be Diagnosed with PCOS as a Child?
Many parents of symptomatic children wonder if it is possible for their daughter to be diagnosed with PCOS as a child. Learn here everything you need to know about being diagnosed with PCOS as a child.

How to Support Your Teen Daughter with PCOS
Getting any diagnosis, especially as a teenager, is a difficult thing. While PCOS itself is not deadly, there are many aspects that can be particularly frightening for a young woman. So, what is the best way to support your teen daughter?

Should My Teen Take the Birth Control Pill for her PCOS?
Once a diagnosis of PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is made in a teenager, often the first question her parent will ask is if she should be taking the birth control pill. Get your questions answered here about teens and the birth control pill.

Quiz
A brief quiz evaluating your symptoms which can help you decide what to mention to the doctor. This is not intended to diagnose, and is not a subsitute for medical advice.

The Menstrual Cycle
A review of the menstrual cycle, geared especially for teens! Understand what is going on in your body each month and what it means for your overall health.

What to Expect During Your First Pelvic Exam
It is really important to have regular exams and pap smears to make sure that your reproductive organs are healthy. If you are having irregular periods, the exam may be necessary to determine the cause. While the thought of having a pelvic exam may be terrifying, knowing what to expect may make it a little easier.

A Guide for Parents of Daughters with PCOS
This is a guide for helping parents of daughters with PCOS. It includes a description of PCOS, what to do if you think she may have PCOS, and an overview of what to expect when talking to her about it.

Talking to Your Daughter About PCOS
Talking to your daughter about PCOS is an important way to answer her questions and reduce any fears that she may be feeling. It may not be an easy conversation for all mom's and their daughters to have though. Share how you were able to start talking to your daughter about PCOS.

What Is PCOS?
PCOS is one of the most common hormonal diseases in women and is frequently diagnosed in teens or young women. If you are a teen with PCOS, check out this easy to understand guide to help you figure out PCOS.

The Menstrual Cycle
The menstrual cycle is an important part of a young woman's health. Having an understanding of how her body works is crucial for her to have a meaningful discussion with her doctor, especially when it comes to PCOS. Check out this easy to understand guide to the menstrual cycle.

Managing Your Symptoms as a Teen With PCOS
Being a teen with PCOS can be tricky, especially when you have a ton of physical symptoms to contend with. Get more information here about managing your symptoms as a teen with PCOS.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Appropriate for Teens with PCOS?
s weight loss surgery appropriate for teens? This question is becoming more and more relevant as more young women (and men) suffer from the health effects of obesity. Get more information about weight loss surgery for teens with PCOS here.

Starting College with PCOS
Starting college is a huge transition especially if you are going away from home for the first time. Get some tips on starting college when you have PCOS.

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