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Estrogens are a family of related molecules that stimulate the development and maintenance of female characteristics and sexual reproduction.

The natural estrogens produced by women are steroid molecules, which means that they are derived from a particular type of molecular skeleton containing four rings of carbon atoms, giving the shape shown here. The most prevalent forms of human estrogen are estradiol and estrone. Both are produced and secreted by the ovaries, although estrone is also made in the adrenal glands and other organs.
Study offers potential new strategy for use of retinoids against some breast cancers

Study offers potential new strategy for use of retinoids against some breast cancers

Study: Response to combination immunotherapy in melanoma depends on proportion of immune cells

Study: Response to combination immunotherapy in melanoma depends on proportion of immune cells

Researchers uncover new clues to why BRCA1 mutations cause breast and ovarian cancer

Researchers uncover new clues to why BRCA1 mutations cause breast and ovarian cancer

Study explores reasons for higher risk of depression in some women

Study explores reasons for higher risk of depression in some women

Adding estrogen in the brain may improve health in obese menopausal women

Adding estrogen in the brain may improve health in obese menopausal women

Study: Breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant radiation have lower risk of second primary tumor

Study: Breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant radiation have lower risk of second primary tumor

Fermented red clover extract decreases number and severity of menopausal hot flushes

Fermented red clover extract decreases number and severity of menopausal hot flushes

Researchers discover potential substitutes for BPA that lack adverse effects

Researchers discover potential substitutes for BPA that lack adverse effects

Female survivors of childhood cancer have high risk for ovarian condition that causes infertility

Female survivors of childhood cancer have high risk for ovarian condition that causes infertility

Male fish mutating into females - A toxicological fallout from remnants of human medicines in the ecosystems

Male fish mutating into females - A toxicological fallout from remnants of human medicines in the ecosystems

Study suggests link between concussion and increased risk of abnormal menstrual patterns

Study suggests link between concussion and increased risk of abnormal menstrual patterns

Preserved placenta is associated with risk of infection

Preserved placenta is associated with risk of infection

Perceived side effects to Tamoxifen making many quit breast cancer drug

Perceived side effects to Tamoxifen making many quit breast cancer drug

UA researcher’s findings on estrogen may lead to promising treatment for hot flashes

UA researcher’s findings on estrogen may lead to promising treatment for hot flashes

Study evaluates women's risk for angina, stroke based on duration of reproductive years

Study evaluates women's risk for angina, stroke based on duration of reproductive years

NAMS publishes new position statement on use of hormone therapy to relieve menopause symptoms

NAMS publishes new position statement on use of hormone therapy to relieve menopause symptoms

Penn State scientists win grant to develop novel approach to contraception

Penn State scientists win grant to develop novel approach to contraception

New data reveals increase in rate of deaths from Alzheimer's disease

New data reveals increase in rate of deaths from Alzheimer's disease

Researchers explore impact of hair products on breast cancer risk

Researchers explore impact of hair products on breast cancer risk

Menopause linked to severity of lumbar disc degeneration

Menopause linked to severity of lumbar disc degeneration