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HOW A FLAWED UNDERSTANDING OF PCOS ROBS WOMEN OF THEIR ‘FEMININITY’

The mental health of women living with PCOS is at stake not only because of the pathophysiological causes but more because of the imposed burden of femininity that they have to live with. 

Gretchen Kubacky, a health psychologist who also has PCOS, says that the condition has a significant impact on the mental health of her clients on both at a situational and chemical level.

Gynaecology as a branch of science was established to follow the patriarchal and binary language of normal woman versus abnormal woman.  Amidst this patriarchal establishment of science, the diagnoses and treatment of PCOS is less about the woman living with the syndrome and more about her ability to reproduce and look "feminine". What is being looked at as a mere cosmetic annoyance or an infertility issue by the medical science is much more than that, PCOS has been a cause of some long term physical and emotional issues that the medical science is still continuing to ignore.


https://www.epw.in/engage/article/how-flawed-understanding-pcos-robs-women-their

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