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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.
Antimicrobial agents in common household products inhibit cell energy, estrogenic functions

Antimicrobial agents in common household products inhibit cell energy, estrogenic functions

Girls have higher risk for sports-related injuries than boys

Girls have higher risk for sports-related injuries than boys

Diet determines seizure latency: Estrogen production in the brain linked to omega-3 fatty acid intake

Diet determines seizure latency: Estrogen production in the brain linked to omega-3 fatty acid intake

Vaginal estrogens do not increase cancer, cardiovascular disease risk in post-menopausal women

Vaginal estrogens do not increase cancer, cardiovascular disease risk in post-menopausal women

Scientists discover novel lineage-restricted stem cell in the mammary gland

Scientists discover novel lineage-restricted stem cell in the mammary gland

Potential drug offers hope for therapy-resistant breast cancer patients

Potential drug offers hope for therapy-resistant breast cancer patients

Mice study shows why women with obesity have more aggressive breast cancer

Mice study shows why women with obesity have more aggressive breast cancer

Immune ‘hotspots’ could help predict the risk of breast cancer relapse in patients, study finds

Immune ‘hotspots’ could help predict the risk of breast cancer relapse in patients, study finds

Rush Midlife Center addresses health needs of women going through perimenopause

Rush Midlife Center addresses health needs of women going through perimenopause

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