Q: I’m 23, and have recently married a loving and patient man – but our sex life isn’t great. I’m overweight, my periods are all over the place, and if I didn’t wax I would have a noticeable moustache. Altogether, I feel very unattractive and often get depressed. Now I’ve been told I might have polycystic ovaries and may have trouble conceiving. How can I find out more about this? A: The Victorian government’s health information website, betterhealth.vic.gov.au , says: “Polycystic ovary syndrome … (PCOS) is a complex hormonal condition. ‘Polycystic’ literally translates as ‘many cysts’. This really refers to there being many partially formed follicles on the ovaries, which each contain an egg. These rarely grow to maturity or produce eggs that can be fertilised. Women with PCOS commonly have high levels of insulin; male hormones known as ‘androgens’; or both. The cause of this is unclear, but […]