Background: The incidence of polycystic ovaries (PCO) in the Australian population is unknown.
Aims: To determine the incidence of PCO in a random population of Melbourne women.
Methods: A retrospective survey of the transvaginal ultrasound of female partners of sterile males was undertaken.
Results: Twenty-three percent of subjects had polycystic ovaries on ultrasound criteria, 17% bilateral and 6% unilateral.
Conclusions: The incidence of PCO in Australian women is similar to that of other Caucasian populations.