PCOS Clinic

The UCSF PCOS Clinic offers an integrated approach to treating polycystic ovarian syndrome. Patients see a team of specialists in reproductive endocrinology, dermatology, nutrition, psychology and genetics. We collaborate with each patient to create an individualized treatment plan that will work for her. We are also developing an education and support group as well as an exercise program series for women who would like to start integrating exercise into their lives.

Patients are welcome to participate in our PCOS research program, which will help us understand the cause of PCOS and determine the best treatment methods.

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    Decorative Caduceus

    Paleo Versus Healthy ADA Diets for Treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a syndrome which includes elevated androgen levels, irregular menstrual cycles and insulin resistance. Standard treatments, which include weight loss and medications to improve ins...

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    Decorative Caduceus

    Continuous Versus Cyclical OCP Use in PCOS

    The mainstay treatment for females with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) has long been a combination of an oral contraceptive pill or OCP (containing both estrogen and progestin) along with an anti-androgen medicatio...

    Recruiting

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    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    Our research initiatives

    • UCSF Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Clinic Research

      The UCSF Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Clinic has an active research program investigating many aspects of PCOS as well as potential new treatments.

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