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Let’s Talk Periods: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
The second webinar in our ‘Let’s Talk Periods’ 2022 series will take a look at Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which affects about 1 in ten women in the UK.

More than half of women affected by the condition will experience no symptoms, but for those that do, common ones include irregular periods, excessive hair growth, weight gain and hair loss, and it can lead to difficulties getting pregnant.

While there is no cure, symptoms can be treated, as will be discussed by our Chair Professor Dame Lesley Regan in conversation with Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine, Miss Lisa Webber.

They will cover:
• What is PCOS?
• What are the symptoms and how are they treated?
• How long does it take to be diagnosed?
• Can it impact my fertility?
• Will it lead to other health issues?

Have a question for one of our speakers? Email events@wellbeingofwomen.org.uk before the event and they’ll do their best to answer your questions during the session.

Feb 17, 2022 12:00 PM in London

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Professor Dame Lesley Regan
Professor Dame Lesley Regan is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College, St Mary’s Hospital, London. She is director of the Women's Health Research Centre and co-director of the UK Pregnancy Baby Bio Bank. Having graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, in 1980 Professor Regan pursued her career at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where she first became enthused by clinical & laboratory research, completing an MD on miscarriage. She went on to set up the world’s largest recurrent miscarriage clinic at St Mary’s Hospital, London. Professor Regan was the 30th President (2016-2019) of the RCOG. Since 2018 she has been co-Chair of the national Women’s Health Task Force and Secretary General of the International Federation of Gynaecology & Obstetrics. She received a DSc from University College London in 2015, and was awarded a DBE for her services to women’s health in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List.
Miss Lisa Webber
Lisa is a consultant gynaecologist and RCOG accredited subspecialist in reproductive medicine. She graduated from Oxford University Medical School and later obtained her PhD at Imperial College London, studying the development of preantral follicles in the normal and polycystic ovary. She specialises in disorders of ovarian function and all aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome, including the fertility and non-reproductive effects. She was previously a consultant at University College Hospital NHS Trust before re-joining Imperial College Healthcare. Lisa co-chaired the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) guideline on premature ovarian insufficiency published in December 2015. She has published in The Lancet, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and the Journal of Endocrinology. She was a contributing author to the Oxford Textbook of Medicine (5th edition), and co-author of a patient information book entitled Infertility: The Facts.