Master of Science in Journalism
Faculty / School
Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)
Muna Khan, Lecturer, Centre for Excellence in Journalism
PCOS, Hormonal disorder, Incurable disease, Puberty, Mental health, Infertility
Abstract / Summary
According to the National Institutes of Health, 20 – 25% of all regularly ovulating women have PCOS. This disorder has a range of visible symptoms including excessive weight gain, hirsutism, acne, and hair loss among others. These symptoms make it difficult for women with the syndrome to fit the femininity ideals of the society, as it demands female bodies to be slim, smart, hair less, and to have porcelain skin and regular menstrual cycles. Women with PCOS and other health problems in Pakistan spend all their lives fighting unnecessary battles. This struggle has severe impacts on their physical and mental well-being.
Zaidi, R. (2019). ‘Am I turning into a man?’ experiences of Pakistani women with PCOS (Unpublished graduate research project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/research-projects-msj/24
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