East Tennessee State University
Stacey L. Williams, Ph.D.
In this book to be released in January of 2023, I provide a roadmap for building a psychological science of PCOS. Combining excerpts from interviews I conducted with both cisgender and gender diverse individuals living with PCOS, with existing research, I describe the ways that PCOS impacts the psychosocial aspects of people's lives -- the very aspects of life that psychological scientists study. Chapters focus on understanding PCOS and why we need a psychological science, PCOS-related stigma, gendered embodiment, close relationships and support, psychological symptoms and growth, and healthcare resources. The book ends with a call to action focused on interventions, advocacy, and research to move forward a psychology of PCOS.