Posted by Aston Avery

Petition to get polycystic ovary syndrome onto the National Curriculum

September is PCOS Awareness Month, the aim of PCOS Awareness Month is to help improve the lives of those affected by PCOS and to help them to overcome their symptoms as well as prevent and reduce their risks for life-threatening related diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cancer.

A new petition is seeking 100,000 signatures to get PCOS and Endometriosis on the National Curriculum.

It’s being spearheaded by Leila Martyn, who was diagnosed with PCOS or Polycystic ovary syndrome, in her late teens. At the time, not only was there little to no education around the subject, her GP simply said she would ‘find it difficult to have children’ and sent her away.

Thankfully, in 2017, Leila gave birth to her miracle baby, Louie – with his brother Luca arriving less than two years later.

Aston spoke to Leila Martyn.

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