Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): For Researchers and Health Care Providers
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- Fertility and Infertility (FI) Branch
The majority of PCOS research supported by the NICHD is funded through the FI Branch:
- In 2012, the NICHD sponsored the Evidence-based Methodology Workshop on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Read the final statement (PDF - 225.95 KB)
- The aims and progress of NICHD-supported PCOS research are outlined in the 2007 Reproductive Sciences (RS) Branch Report to the NACHHD Council (PDF – 696 K) (As a result of a reorganization in 2012, FI Branch is the new name of the RS Branch.)
- The University of Virginia Center for Research in Reproduction Ligand Assay and Analysis Core provides high-quality, cost-effective assay services for FI Branch–supported projects, both internal and external.
- The Mammalian Reproductive Genetics Database holds information and literature regarding genes and mammalian reproduction.
- The Reproductive Genomics Program: Mouse Models of Infertility program at the Jackson Laboratory uses ENU mutagenesis to produce mouse models of infertility and includes mutagenesis of the mouse genome, phenotypic screening for infertility mutations, and regional mapping of each mutation to a chromosome. Breeding stock is available for scientists interested in using these models in their own research programs.
- The Ovarian Kaleidoscope Database provides information about the biological function, expression pattern, and regulation of genes expressed in the ovary. The database also contains information on gene sequences, chromosomal localization, and human and murine mutation phenotypes as well as biomedical publication links.
- NICHD Program on Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics
This program conducts clinical research on PCOS as part of the Institute’s intramural research program.
- American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Founded in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, ACOG has more than 52,000 members and is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women.
- ACOG Practice Bulletin: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
This bulletin provides diagnosis and clinical management guidelines for clinicians.
- American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
The vision of the ASRM is to be the nationally and internationally recognized leader for multidisciplinary information, education, advocacy, and standards in the field of reproductive medicine. Access the following resources for clinicians from ASRM:
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
Last Updated Date: 07/30/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 05/23/2013