International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2023 (Vols. 1-61)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
ISSN 2570-9127 (Online)
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'Kaur R, Kaur M, Suri V, 2024: Exploring longterm health implications in four Rotterdam phenotypes of Polycystic ovary syndrome. Anthropologie (Brno) 62, 1: 29-38'.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the escalating, but underdiagnosed hormonal disorder in women of reproductive age. The present study is an attempt to explore long term health implications in four Rotterdam phenotypes of Polycystic ovary syndrome. For this purpose, a total of 223 PCOS women with age ranged from 18 to 45 years and living in the Chandigarh Capital Region were selected from the OPD, PGIMER, Chandigarh, (North India). Polycystic ovary syndrome among women were diagnosed as per the Rotterdam Criteria (2004). Findings of the study indicated that hirsutism (47.5%), acne (30.9%), seborrhoea (32.2%), menstrual irregularity (55.6%), and ovarian size >10 cm3 (54.7%) were most frequently encountered symptoms in women having classic PCOS phenotype as compared to women with non-PCO PCOS, non-hyperandrogenic and ovulatory PCOS phenotype. The correspondence analysis depicted that classic PCOS phenotype were more closely and significantly associated with all the symptoms of PCOS with 83.6% variance, while ovulatory PCOS depicted least association with the symptoms of PCOS indicating that oligo-anovulation play a vital role in the manifestation of symptoms related to PCOS. The classic PCOS phenotype showed higher prevalence of metabolic perturbations than other phenotypes, thereby confirming classic PCOS phenotypes are at greater risk of long-term health consequences.

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