10 Apr 2018

New drug offers hope for Polycystic Ovary sufferers

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 10 April 2018

New research by a team at the University of Otago has the potential to restore fertility for the 1 in 10 women who have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. It's one of the leading causes of infertility in women and there is no known cure. But the new research suggests that blocking male hormones with drugs could help re-set reproductive function to normal levels by modifying the brain circuitry important to fertility. Rebecca Campbell, who is an Associate Professor at Otago University tells Philippa Tolley about their discovery.