Family size in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Marita Pall, Kelley Stephens, Ricardo Azziz

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Given that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with oligo-ovulatory infertility and is an inherited trait, we hypothesized that the families of patients with PCOS are smaller than those of matched controls. However, our study of 106 white patients with PCOS, ages 18-45, and 53 healthy eumenorrheic nonhirsute white controls did not indicate a difference in family size between the groups; these results have important implications for the design of prospective studies of the heritability and genetics of PCOS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1837-1839
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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