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Number or Percentage of Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in the Philippines

Requested from DOH by T. Hiponia at 01:44 PM on May 24, 2022.
Purpose: Academic Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2019 - 04/30/2022
Tracking no: #DOH-680964058409

Hiponia 01:44 PM, May 24, 2022

Good day!

I would like to request for information regarding: 

a)   The number of women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in the Philippines from January 2019 - April 2022 (whichever is available)

b)   Prevalence of PCOS in the Philippines

c)   Percentage of women with PCOS from ages 20-35 or the closest available age range you have

d)   Age Range of women with PCOS

e)   PCOS Cases in the Philippines

f)    Any government activities regarding PCOS

May 24, 2022

Dear Trisha,


Thank you for your request dated May 24, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Number or Percentage of Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in the Philippines.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the information you have requested. We regret to inform you that the DOH does not collect data on the cases of  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). However, you may wish to contact the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) at telephone number (632) 89212479; 89219420; 73415341; 89220195 or visit their website at

We would like to inform you that data collected by DOH are posted in the FHSIS annual reports and the Philippine Health Statistics posted in the DOH website at

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Thank you.

FOI Receiving Officer

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