Why?

17 Jan

Why haven’t I ever read about PCOS in all the popular magazines? I’ve never picked up every single issue of every magazine, but i have my wide share of magazines that I pick up every few months or so. I read about so many moving stories that really she’s light on issues affecting women and society as a whole, but I’ve never come across one about PCOS. Why is this such a hush hush topic? Why haven’t I ever read anything about it? You would think it would have affected enough people by now that someone would have come out talking about it. Why haven’t celebrities come out about their own PCOS, and why haven’t we written to big magazines with our stories? I’m just baffled, because I feel like if I had read something about it I might have had a better idea of A)what I’m dealing with when I got diagnosed or B)atleast had a hint about this silent disease that we mainly find out about once were trying to get pregnant. Someone explain to me why PCOS is still so silent?! Even in our world that is full of ways communication!

6 Responses to “Why?”

  1. Wishing upon a baby star January 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    So very true. I think if anything, it’s because doctors dont quite know themselves what it is! Its such a grey area and if it ever is in the press its just so generalised and there is little factual info or real detail to it. Id love to see a breakthrough of increased awareness of PCOS and fertility in general but its so taboo. All we read is about women getting preggars so very easily, what about the rest of us!?

    • bloggerkuwait January 20, 2013 at 5:08 am #

      The thing is this affects enough women that it should be out there, there should be a lot more awareness on this topic. I agree with you 100% but it makes me sad that its taboo in our US culture as well. I think one of us should share our story with one of those magazines to shed light on how crazy silent it is! I mean come on, I’m 23 and taking around 20 shots a month just to try to ovulate!

      • Wishing upon a baby star January 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

        I know, i opened the papers today and there is a double page spread with women holding their baby bumps – they were all wives of the london 2012 olympians and i thought yes thats nice but what about us? so im looking into researching fertility coverage in the press and plan to write into magazines asking for more coverage. it may be a long process but even if i get coverage in one magazine it will make a differnce x

      • bloggerkuwait January 22, 2013 at 12:52 am #

        You know what I did after I read your comment? I went and wrote to three magazines. I want us to try and get atleast one magazine to tell our story, our stories. I really hope this works!

      • Wishing upon a baby star January 22, 2013 at 8:42 am #

        thats fantastic to hear, nice one! I also signed up as a volunteer yesterday for UK Fertility charity and will be setting up a support group for the local area. After that I will be speaking to their PR manager to see what they and also become a media volunteer. Go us 🙂

      • bloggerkuwait January 22, 2013 at 11:08 am #

        Awesome job! Goodluck with it all I’m so proud of you for doing all of this. I know you will help so many women out there 🙂

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