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Statistics of women with PCOS in the Philippines

Requested from PCHRD by A. Reyes at 02:46 AM on Sep 16, 2021.
Purpose: Research and development
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2011 - 01/01/2021
Tracking no: #PCHRD-241804835364

Reyes 02:46 AM, Sep 16, 2021

Good day! I would like to request the information of the following:

1. Percentage of women with PCOS in the Philippines
2. Age group of Filipino women with a high number of cases of PCOS
3. Concentration of area with the highest to lowest number of women with PCOS 
5. Programs by the government towards PCOS
6. PCOS patients as a risk factor of COVID-19 in the Philippines
4. And other related information for our research with the focus of "Evaluation of Lifestyle Modification and Treatment Adherence of women with PCOS during COVID-19

September 17, 2021

Dear Ardelle Grace Reyes,


Thank you for your request dated Sep 16, 2021 02:46:23 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

You requested information on statistics of women with PCOS in the Philippines.

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) is one of the sectoral funding agencies of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that provides R&D funding for research institutions in the Philippines. PCHRD funds research proposals that are aligned with the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) and Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda (HRNDA). 

In this instance we do not have the information you are requesting for. You may visit HERDIN PLUS for possible related studies. 

Health Research and Development Information Network (HERDIN) database is the national health research repository of the Philippines. HERDIN database provides quick and easy access to more than 50,000 citation and bibliographic information from published (Philippine health research journals, conference/convention proceedings, International databases and publications) and unpublished (research institutions research projects and reports, thesis and dissertations) health research in the country. 

HERDIN PLUS platform enable users to do the following: access completed Filipiniana health researches, request full-text of researches, submit and manage proposals and clinical trial studies. You may access it at

In addition, may we refer you to Philippine Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (PJOG). It is the official publication of Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, Inc. (POGS). You may access it at

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