PCOS Health Assistant was broadly available in the Flo app during September. We thank everyone who helped us to spread awareness about this condition by interacting with the PCOS Health Assistant, sharing the information with their friends, and telling us their stories.
Why is PCOS awareness important? Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age and still goes undiagnosed in up to 70% of affected women. It can lead to health conditions such as infertility, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
In just 26 days, 4.3 million women saw the PCOS information in the Flo app. More than 636,000 women took the self-assessment through Flo’s PCOS Health Assistant. Based on these interactions, approximately 248,000 women were recommended to ask their doctors about signs of hormonal imbalance, which may be associated with PCOS, at their next appointment.
The most frequently logged combinations of symptoms indicating an increased risk of PCOS included irregular cycle, acne, hirsutism, hyperpigmentation, excessive hair loss, and abnormal cycle length.