I am a young woman, and I’m not married.
I was told I need to see a reproductive endocrinologist because there is a possibility that I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS/PCOD).
I have not been to see one, but the doctor who suggested this told me that they would put me on birth control most likely if I am diagnosed with this. I understand that it is morally ok to be on birth control if one has a medical problem and the treatment is birth control, but I have heard over and over again there are other options which are better. I do not want to give money for birth control… I don’t want to support the industry… I want another option. I also do not want to have to debate with a doctor about something I know little about trying to get her/him to just tell me other options that do not have to do with birth control. I would like to see a doctor that has refused to prescribe birth control. I understand these do exist. Does anyone know of one that is a reproductive endocrinologist? Does anyone have PCOS? If so, how do you deal with it? What process did they put you through to diagnosis you?