Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common reproductive health problems of women. Despite this, its effective treatment remains a significant challenge to the medical profession. This second edition (published 2007) of a highly successful and well-reviewed book is a thorough update on the syndrome, its aetiology, pathology, impact on infertility, and effective medical management. Every chapter has been extensively referenced and completely revised and updated. New chapters cover: hyperinsulinemic insulin resistance; new treatments including in-vitro maturation; paediatric origins, including the Barker Hypothesis; adrecortal dysfunction; polycystic ovary syndrome in n-western societies; surgical treatment of obesity associated with polycystic ovaries, and treatment with vitamins and minerals. The book is a reference text for all clinicians with an interest in reproductive endocrilogy, including gynaecologists, IVF specialists and obstetricians.
Professor Gabor T. Kovacs is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Box Hill Medical School, Monash University. Professor Robert Norman is Director of the Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Adelaide.