Wellness·1 min read

Sasha Pieterse Talks PCOS With theSkimm

May 22, 2019

The Story

Sasha Pieterse wants you to be informed about PCOS.

Remind me what PCOS stands for.

Polycystic ovary syndrome. It’s a hormonal disorder that affects 1 in 10 women, including Sasha. We sat down with her at the Freeform Summit to discuss her journey to getting properly diagnosed.

How did she figure it out?

Sasha, who stars in Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, had symptoms ranging from weight gain to irregular periods. She went to 17 different gynecologists before someone recommended that she visit an endocrinologist.

A what?

An endocrinologist. A doctor that specializes in glands and the hormones they produce.

Got it. Did this doctor figure of what was going on?

She did. This endocrinologist suggested Sasha get a blood test to determine if she had Polycystic ovary syndrome. It was the first time in 5 years that Sasha was on her way to a proper diagnosis.


PCOS is a disease that affects almost 5 million women. Once Sasha Pieterse was properly diagnosed she was ready to share her story to help others get informed. If you think you’re experiencing symptoms learn more here.

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