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Perspectives on the International Recommendations for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescence

  • Robert L. Rosenfield
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    Address correspondence to: Robert L. Rosenfield, MD, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, 5841 S Maryland Avenue (MC-5053), Chicago, IL 60637-1470; Phone: (773) 702-643
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    The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Chicago, Illinois
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
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      Abstract

      Recommendations have been provided for the diagnosis and therapy of polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescence from 3 international expert conferences 2015-2018. Despite agreement about essentials, differences among details of these recommendations have engendered confusion. This commentary provides perspective about the agreements and disagreements among these recommendations and how these recommendations relate to other guidance. It concludes with practice suggestions that align with these recommendations.

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