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Some females still suffering privately from ‘taboo’ conditions

September 6, 2021

It is estimated that five to 10 per cent of women and girls are suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

However, because discussing periods is still seen as taboo in some circles, sufferers may not be coming forward to get help.

This was revealed by counselling psychologist of the Barbados Association of Endometriosis and PCOS, Vania Patrick-Drakes.

PCOS is a condition in which the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of male sex hormones.

Symptoms include irregular periods, excess body hair, weight gain especially around the abdomen- and infertility.

Ms Patrick-Drakes says the association will be hosting a webinar Saturday focusing on the condition and its link to anxiety and depression.

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