Polycystic ovarian syndrome, often abbreviated as PCOS, affects 4-12% of American women. What is less commonly appreciated is that PCOS can start as early as puberty. Symptoms can include irregular periods, excess body/facial hair growth , and acne. Diagnosis of PCOS is less straightforward in adolescents compared to adults. Pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Lauren Kanner has assembled a multidisciplinary clinical team to help tackle PCOS in adolescents. The clinic offers a full PCOS diagnostic work-up and provides ongoing screening and treatment regarding any metabolic, weight, and hyperandrogen concerns. The clinic includes dietary and psychology services. Referral to other specialists needed for care, such as dermatology and gynecology, is also provided. Currently the clinic meets monthly. Browse to the “Clinical Website” on the Links page to find appointment contacts.