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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.
Brigham researchers develop automated, low-cost tool to predict a woman's ovulation

Brigham researchers develop automated, low-cost tool to predict a woman's ovulation

Prenatal famine exposure may lead to early menopause and premature ovarian failure

Prenatal famine exposure may lead to early menopause and premature ovarian failure

Reproductive cycle may provide new window into Alzheimer’s disease risk among women

Reproductive cycle may provide new window into Alzheimer’s disease risk among women

DHEA therapy may help prevent bone loss and increase muscle mass in older women

DHEA therapy may help prevent bone loss and increase muscle mass in older women

Researchers have trained a computer to analyze breast cancer images and classify tumors

Researchers have trained a computer to analyze breast cancer images and classify tumors

Person's sex hormones may play key role in trauma survival, finds study

Person's sex hormones may play key role in trauma survival, finds study

Expert suggests ways to control uncomfortable vaginal symptoms in diabetic women

Expert suggests ways to control uncomfortable vaginal symptoms in diabetic women

Survey shows negative effect of vulvovaginal atrophy symptoms on quality of life for women

Survey shows negative effect of vulvovaginal atrophy symptoms on quality of life for women

New oral drug reduces menstrual bleeding for women with common uterine tumors

New oral drug reduces menstrual bleeding for women with common uterine tumors

Scientists uncover hidden estrogen receptors in epithelial breast cells

Scientists uncover hidden estrogen receptors in epithelial breast cells

Hormone injections reduce risk for early menopause from breast cancer chemotherapy

Hormone injections reduce risk for early menopause from breast cancer chemotherapy

TherapeuticsMD announces FDA approval of BIJUVA capsules to manage vasomotor symptoms of menopause

TherapeuticsMD announces FDA approval of BIJUVA capsules to manage vasomotor symptoms of menopause

​Estrogens found in cows’ milk shown to pose no risk to adult health

​Estrogens found in cows’ milk shown to pose no risk to adult health

Woman's PR-status may help develop personalized approach to treating endometriosis

Woman's PR-status may help develop personalized approach to treating endometriosis

Stress can cause memory loss and brain shrinkage finds study

Stress can cause memory loss and brain shrinkage finds study

FDA authorizes marketing of PicoAMH Elisa test to help determine woman's menopausal status

FDA authorizes marketing of PicoAMH Elisa test to help determine woman's menopausal status

Novel drug extends survival for women with HR-positive metastatic breast cancer

Novel drug extends survival for women with HR-positive metastatic breast cancer

Biomarkers can predict treatment response in women with endometriosis

Biomarkers can predict treatment response in women with endometriosis

Drugs approved for breast cancer treatment are effective and well tolerated in men

Drugs approved for breast cancer treatment are effective and well tolerated in men

Zoledronic acid increases disease-free survival in premenopausal women with HR+ early breast cancer

Zoledronic acid increases disease-free survival in premenopausal women with HR+ early breast cancer