Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Birth Control Pills

PCOS is, unfortunately, without a cure. However, symptoms of the condition can be managed through various medications, including birth control pills. Birth control pills are useful in forming a routine menstrual cycle in those who aren't considering pregnancy in the immediate future.

Fast Facts:

  • In addition to regulating the cycle, birth control pills can also reduce testosterone production and help to clear acne.
  • Birth control pills may also help to lower the risk of endometrial cancer in PCOS sufferers.
  • Provera is similar to birth control, but it only contains progesterone. It can be used to regulate the menstrual cycle but does not have the other advantages as regular birth control pills.