PCOS: The Silent Thief of Fertility and Femininity

Chloe Marshall | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Marshall

Hirsutism, the medical term for excessive female face and body-hair, is just one of the many symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), along with migraines, diabetes, obesity and acne. "It robs me of my femininity", says Kate, 29, who was diagnosed with PCOS ten years ago.

Armpits4August: Challenging Beauty Norms and Raising Money and Awareness of PCOS

Sarah Hickmott | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Hickmott

Over time we are aiming to have pride in our body hair rather than shame, and to challenge the idea that post-pubescent women with body hair - no matter how much - are disgusting, unhygienic or 'unnatural'...