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The latest research on understanding and changing fertility management is being led by Professor Roger Hart

The impact of environmental factors and particularly obesity, on animal ovary and egg function is being studied using dietary manipulation, gene-knockout mice and examination of egg-cumulus complexes. IVF in PCOS has high complication rates, with risk of life-threatening ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome due to sensitivity to FSH. Read more…

Researching barriers to reduce postpartum weight retention in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr Jodie Avery Dr Jodie Avery, recipient of a 2015 Centre for Research Excellence in PCOS project support grant. Read more…

Are women with PCOS at greater risk of postnatal depression and to what extent is postnatal depression mediated by pregnancy complications?

male babyRead more about Dr Melissa Whitrow’s 2015 Centre for Research Excellence in PCOS grant winning project.


Centre for Research Excellence in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Annual Meeting, 9 - 10 November 2016

The recent meeting of the Centre for Research Excellence in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome saw delegates from as far afield as the US, South Africa, France and Poland join our home-grown experts to discuss the future direction of PCOS. Please stay tuned for photos and updates.

2016 Androgen Excess and PCOS Society 14th Annual Meeting

On the 10 - 12 November 2016, the 14th Annual Meeting of the AE Society met in Lorne Victoria and by all accounts the meeting was a great success.
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