Incidence of polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovary syndrome amongst women in Melbourne, Australia
Article first published online: 24 FEB 2005
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume 45, Issue 1, pages 17–19, February 2005
How to Cite
LOWE, P., KOVACS, G. and HOWLETT, D. (2005), Incidence of polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovary syndrome amongst women in Melbourne, Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 45: 17–19. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2005.00334.x
- Issue published online: 24 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 24 FEB 2005
- Received 20 May 2004; accepted 29 July 2004.
- polycystic ovaries;
- polycystic ovary syndrome
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.