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To discuss the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) by the advanced practice nurse in primary care.Selected research and clinical articles.The disorder is an endocrinopathy characterized by chronic anovulation, resulting in multiple ovarian cysts. Recent research suggests a genetic etiology and a close association with obesity. Patients often present with hyperan-drogenism, irregular menses, and infertility. Management is directed at the alleviation of individual symptoms.If left untreated, cardiovascular disease, abnormal insulin metabolism, and ovarian and endometrial cancers may develop.