Book Review

PCOS: The Hidden Epidemic

Samuel S. Thatcher, MD, PhD
Perspectives Press

This comprehensive book provides superb explanation, insight, and direction regarding polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Samuel Thatcher, MD, PhD, a renowned expert in the field of reproductive endocrinology, has brought to the field both scientific and clinical expertise. He is a consumer advocate and provides the reader with understandable, straightforward, and revolutionary information about PCOS. This text is an informative, readable, and useful source of information for patients, their families, and medical providers. Chapters include information on basic biology, genetic predisposition, diagnostic testing, insulin resistance, infertility, pregnancy, endometriosis, fibroids, cancer, menopause, drug therapy and treatment strategies, diet, and lifestyle management. Thatcher addresses the main issues of weight, hair, acne, and infertility in great depth. This 492-page book is well referenced and wonderfully illustrated with charts and diagrams. It is one of the best books out on PCOS, and it is a must for anyone interested in or affected by the syndrome.

Reviewed By:  Dana Reed-Kane, PharmD, FIACP, FACA, FCP, NFPPhC
In:  Jul/Aug 2003