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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.
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

Kidney graft success depends on age, sex of donor and recipient, study reveals

Kidney graft success depends on age, sex of donor and recipient, study reveals

Mammography: Early breast cancer detection could lead to overdiagnosis

Mammography: Early breast cancer detection could lead to overdiagnosis

New study finds lower levels of estrogen in women with stress urinary incontinence

New study finds lower levels of estrogen in women with stress urinary incontinence

Adverse early life experiences and abuse may lead women to unnecessary, harmful surgeries

Adverse early life experiences and abuse may lead women to unnecessary, harmful surgeries

Alcohol consumption linked to higher prevalence of sarcopenia in postmenopausal women

Alcohol consumption linked to higher prevalence of sarcopenia in postmenopausal women

Positive results for AstraZeneca’s PARP inhibitor Lynparza in advanced breast cancer

Positive results for AstraZeneca’s PARP inhibitor Lynparza in advanced breast cancer

Study provides reassurance to breast cancer survivors who contemplate pregnancy

Study provides reassurance to breast cancer survivors who contemplate pregnancy

Fertility preservation presents important ethical issues for children with DSD

Fertility preservation presents important ethical issues for children with DSD

Immunotherapy combination offers new hope for women with early stage triple negative breast cancer

Immunotherapy combination offers new hope for women with early stage triple negative breast cancer

Study finds epigenetic changes in women consuming tea

Study finds epigenetic changes in women consuming tea

BMI and fat carried around the waist can be good indicators of obesity-related cancer risk

BMI and fat carried around the waist can be good indicators of obesity-related cancer risk

Physically active lifestyle, limiting alcohol could help lower breast cancer risk

Physically active lifestyle, limiting alcohol could help lower breast cancer risk