September is PCOS Awareness Month. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, often shortened to PCOS, is a hormonal condition where your ovaries produce excess hormones. This results in a hormonal imbalance that can cause irregular menstrual cycles, high androgen levels, and cysts in the ovaries. According to the World Health Organization, PCOS affects 8-13% of reproductive-aged women, but up to 70% of affected women go undiagnosed worldwide.
As your child returns to school this September, it’s important to be aware that it’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This time of year can be especially difficult for some students, and their risk of suicide may increase.