Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS as it’s more commonly known, is a hormonal disorder that affects one in 10 women in Singapore. Symptoms vary from person to person, but typically include irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, rapid weight gain, as well as acne and excessive facial and body hair; many women also do not experience any symptoms, which is one of the main reasons why PCOS typically goes undiagnosed.
Opening up the conversation around PCOS will greatly help to normalise the syndrome. In recent years, many notable personalities have stepped forward and spoken up about their personal experiences with PCOS. From A-listers like Victoria Beckham and Lea Michele to a former Victoria’s Secret Angel, here are some celebrities that have opened up about their diagnosis, symptoms, and experience living with PCOS.