• John A. BarryEmail author


Perhaps by now, having read the previous chapters, you will understand why PCOS is such a fascinating topic, and—like me—you might be perplexed as to why it is so neglected, especially given the scale and impact of this syndrome. In this concluding section, I hazard a guess as to why this situation exists how the situation might be remedied, and what they key points are for the future of PCOS research and practice.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University College LondonLondonUK

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