Obese women with PCOS can bear child: Experts

Lucknow: An international CME (webinar) on optimising fertility in obese polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients was organised by Dr Gita Khanna, a prominent IVF expert, in Lucknow on Saturday.

The PCOS Society of India and Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR) jointly organized the session in about 37 cities across the country.

The session, first-of-its-kind, was dedicated to management of obese infertile PCOS by international speaker Prof Fabio Facchinetti from Italy. It was an interactive session involving experts. Across the country more than 4000 doctors attended the webinar.

Experts said the PCOS is a condition in which a woman’s levels of the sex hormones are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts (benign masses on the ovaries). It can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function and appearance.

It is one of the most common problems encountered by the gynecologists. It is often challenging to treat such patients with ovulation induction agents. Besides, obesity and insulin resistance makes the issue more critical said experts.

A key speaker Dr Dhuru Shah, president, ISAR Mumbai said about 27% obese women are infertile but can bear a child with the help of advanced treatment.

In Lucknow, the session was moderated by Dr Gita Khanna and was attended by about 100 doctors. Dr Tanushree Gupta presented the vote of thanks.