When it comes to the discussion of medical conditions, sexual orientation is, generally, not a variable that determines a womans risk factor. However, surprising studies have revealed that women who are homosexual are actually at a greater risk for developing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) or ovarian cysts. The current research is not yet conclusive, and is not yet clear pertaining to what aspects of homosexuality contribute to this heightened risk, but research has indicated a clear correlation between homosexuality and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
A Surprising Study
Conducted by Dr. Rina Agrawal at the London Womens Clinic, a research study on the correlation between lesbians and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) or ovarian cysts revealed astounding results.
618 female patients undergoing infertility problems, 254 homosexual and 364 heterosexual, were studied by Dr. Rina Agrawal and her team. Before the study began, none of the participants were aware of whether or not they had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) or ovarian cysts, despite the fact that 15 percent of the participants had been treated for symptoms linked to the condition.
During research, the ovaries, hormone levels, and medical histories of all participants were evaluated and polycystic ovaries were found in 80 percent of the homosexual participants and only 32 percent of the heterosexual ones (although not all of the women with ovarian cysts were diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
At the conclusion of the study, 32 percent of the lesbian participants and only 14 percent of the straight participants were diagnosed with the illness. <br><br>
What Does This Mean?
Dr. Agrawal has asserted that the cause of the disparity between the two populations is not clear; however, she did comment that, "Initial results are also suggestive of a significantly greater hyperandrogenism in lesbians compared with heterosexual women. This being said, an increased level of androgens, which are male hormones, could be held responsible for the higher risk that homosexual women face-though it is an assertion that will require further testing to either corroborate Dr. Agrawals observation or rule it out.
How Should Doctors React?
The findings of this study do nothing more, at this point in time, than indicate a need for further testing and serve as a warning to healthcare professionals about the importance of considering a patients lifestyle when making a diagnosis. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) or ovarian cysts are a dangerous illness, and knowing about a womans lifestyle can be an important part of diagnosing it.
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Your Sexual Orientation May Put You at Greater Risk for PCOS