Dr. Sklar discusses how women who wish to get pregnant can cope with the hormone imbalances from their polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Hormone imbalances for example, in a woman who desires a pregnancy – obviously you don’t want to use birth control pills because she wants to attempt pregnancy and so you do things that will enhance ovulatory function and that’s done in two ways. One is to address that underlying insulin resistance and give a medication that enhances insulin’s action. It’s a diabetic medication and we use it to help women with polycystic ovary syndrome lose weight and get in a more normal metabolic state. And we also use ovulation-induction agents like clomiphene citrate to bring on ovulation.
About Dr. Sklar, M.D.:
Dr. Susan E. Sklar, M.D., is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist with extensive training and experience in sexual medicine, menopause, osteoporosis, and other female health issues. Since stopping the practice of obstetrics in 1989, Dr. Sklar has become especially interested in the health issues of mid-life and menopausal women. This includes the controversies about hormone use and questions about the changes that occur during this transition, including the sexual issues. In 2005 she launched her newest project, the Sklar Center for Women's Wellness, a center for the evaluation and treatment of female sexual dysfunction and complex menopause problems.
Dr. Sklar completed her undergraduate work in Chicago and received a medical degree from Boston University. This was followed by specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, a Harvard University teaching affiliate.