Today in The Atlantic is a well-researched article – When Missed Periods are a Metabolic Problem – on PCOS, a disease that affects up to 10 percent of woman and can seriously affect one’s ability to become pregnant.

Unfortunately, as the article points out: “awareness of the condition is not widespread and many physicians do not perform the necessary diagnostic tests or recognize that PCOS has broad and potentially devastating consequences. According to the non-profit support organization, PCOS Challenge, Inc., PCOS awareness and support organizations receive less than 0.1 percent of the government, corporate, foundation, and community funding that other health conditions receive.”