RESEARCH CALL OUT: Women’s experience of uncertain fertility following a Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis

Verity chester

Have you been emotionally impacted by an uncertain fertility following a PCOS diagnosis? I would like to hear about your experience.

I’m a trainee counsellor undertaking research as part of my MA in Clinical Counselling at the University of Chester. As a counsellor, and woman with PCOS myself I’m really interested in hearing the experiences of others; through this study I aim to provide an opportunity to explore whether an uncertain fertility has a detrimental effect to psychological wellbeing. I hope that this will contribute to providing informed therapeutic care for women with PCOS.

The study will require you to take part in a recorded interview lasting approximately one hour. This will take place at a convenient place for you or via a video call. I am looking for women, between the ages of eighteen and thirty five, who have received a PCOS diagnosis over two years prior to participation and not yet conceived a child. You must also be able to speak fluent English.

If you would like to be involved in this research or are interested in receiving more information, please contact me via my email: 1101049@chester.ac.uk