PCOS Awareness Association (PCOSAA) is the world's largest 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). PCOSAA is the brain child of Megan M Stewart who was diagnosed at an early age with PCOS. In 2011, she began selling handmade TEAL bracelets to family and friends to help educate them on what she was going through with PCOS. She began receiving requests for the bracelets from all over the world and that was when she realized she was not alone and more awareness, support and resources were needed. Megan has continued to use her platform to educate and bring awareness to the public, family members of Cysters (people with PCOS), and the medical community.
Our mission is to raise awareness of PCOS, provide education and support to help individuals understand what the disorder is and how it can be treated. We also provide support for individuals already diagnosed to help them
overcome symptoms and decrease the impact of any associated health risks. This fall PCOSAA will be hosting the first PCOS Con to bring together Cysters of all ages, Advocates, Men Of Teal, and Medical Professionals for the first conference of its kind.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is an incurable, variable disorder that affects 1 in 5. The exact cause is unknown, but it is considered an endocrine hormonal disorder. Genetics and environmental factors are believed to
be involved in the development of PCOS. It is a leading cause of female infertility and is responsible for a number of symptoms that can affect the body physically and emotionally. If left untreated PCOS can lead to cancer, heart disease, diabetes and more.