PCOS: Beyond a "Woman's" Condition

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) has long been treated as a cis woman's condition, primarily affecting weight, fertility, and appearance. It's now time to expand the understanding of PCOS to include the broad range of people who can experience the condition, including all people with ovaries. Activist groups like Qpcos are at the forefront of this work, starting within the PCOS community itself, by challenging the accepted model of PCOS. This workshop will explore how the needs of people with PCOS expand beyond the hetero- and cis- centric understanding of PCOS advocacy and treatment.

Intended audience(s)

Any conference attendees

About the presenters

Arielle Catron

Arielle Catron, MSW is the Director of the Women's Center at Shippensburg University, and creator of Qpcos, and advocacy groups for LGBTQ people with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom (PCOS). She has worked with the country's largest PCOS organizations to advocate for the expansion of PCOS services, and inclusion of LGBTQ people in PCOS advocacy.