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Rotterdam Criteria

The Rotterdam Criteria are the most recent criteria to diagnose PCOS. They were decided on in Rotterdam during a consensus meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in 2003.

The Rotterdam criteria include 3 signs and symptoms that are looked at:

According to the Rotterdam criteria, 2 of these 3 criteria have to be present for a diagnosis of PCOS.


  1. The Rotterdam ESHRE/ASRM-sponsored PCOS consensus workshop group. Revised 2003 consensus on diagnostic criteria and long-term health risks related to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Human Reprod. 2004;19(1): 41 – 47.

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