By Hannah Werthan

For now, doctors such as Dr. Avner Hershlag, an infertility specialist at the North Shore-LIJ Health System in Manhasset, N.Y., are prescribing both letrozole and clomiphene to their patients. The choice of which prescription to use for a patient is based on several factors, such as insurance coverage and cost.

Roughly 5 to 10 percent of reproductive-age women in America have PCOS, making it the most common cause of female infertility. Symptoms include high levels of the male hormone androgen, irregular periods, and small cysts on the ovaries.

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