It is commonly said that PCOS is still under-researched. Do you share this opinion? If yes, why do you think it is the case?
PCOS has attracted massive attention because of the changes in technology. And easy access to knowledge has made everybody aware of PCOS. But people look at technology, like Flo or others, then they start thinking they may have PCOS. So that is the public interest. And when there is a public interest, there is always interest from the scientists.
Let me explain a bit about the history of polycystic ovary.
It was about 80 years ago that two doctors, called Irving Stein and Michael Leventhal, they were the first to report a case study of seven women. We are talking about the time when there were no ultrasound scans. These women had irregular periods, they had facial hair growth, and they had an operation, which means opening the abdomen. And there were noted polycystic ovaries. So, that's why PCOS is also called Stein-Leventhal syndrome.