Back to the future: origins of polycystic ovary syndrome

The ontogeny of PCOS is an early window on the nature of polycystic ovary syndrome.

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Richard S. Legro, M.D.

Volume 100, Issue 1, Page 1, July 2013


In this Views and Reviews section we explore the ontogeny of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) from in utero through puberty linking together, where possible, basic and clinical scientists to explore the implications of basic research for our clinical understanding of the syndrome.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders. The journal publishes juried original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology, urology, andrology, physiology, immunology, genetics, contraception, and menopause. Fertility and Sterility® encourages and supports meaningful basic and clinical research, and facilitates and promotes excellence in professional education, in the field of reproductive medicine.