Introduction: PCOS is the acronym of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It is an endocrinal disorder commonly affecting women of reproductive age (13-44). It is condition due to various environmental and gene factors. It includes group of symptoms such as irregular menstrual cycles, increased male hormone (androgen), alopecia, hirsutism, acne, difficulty in managing weight etc.
Aims & Objectives: To find out the prevalence of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome among young women, to identify young women prone to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and to identify the Psychological, health and social risk factors associated with PCOS among young women.
Materials &Methods: The study is conducted among school, college going students and working women, Chennai with 240 respondents using probability sampling. Data was collected through Questionnaire. Data was analysed using SPSS 20.0 version.
Results: The result of the study shows that nearly half of the respondents were belongs to age group 21-25;more than half of the young women (68.8%), are aware of polycystic ovarian syndrome while 31.3% are not aware of PCOS; 79.2% of the total respondents are not yet diagnosed with PCOS; where as 20.8% of the respondents are diagnosed with PCOS.The result of the study showed that there is a significance relation between marital status and their personal and social life; there is a significance relation between educational status and their personal and social life; there is a significant association between occupation and their personal and social life.
Keywords: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), youth, psychosocial factors
| DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2021.81003