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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.
Contraceptive pill may impair women's ability to recognize emotions

Contraceptive pill may impair women's ability to recognize emotions

New PET imaging agent may help measure efficacy or failure of hormone therapy for breast cancer

New PET imaging agent may help measure efficacy or failure of hormone therapy for breast cancer

Hormonal cycles may make women more prone to drug addiction, higher relapse rates

Hormonal cycles may make women more prone to drug addiction, higher relapse rates

MUSC researchers examine the way estrogen affects drug addiction

MUSC researchers examine the way estrogen affects drug addiction

Drug treating breast cancer may be effective in treating lung and ovarian cancer

Drug treating breast cancer may be effective in treating lung and ovarian cancer

Study: Maternal age, body mass index, race affect hormone concentrations in pregnancy

Study: Maternal age, body mass index, race affect hormone concentrations in pregnancy

Researchers unravel path of metallodrug in a breast cancer cell

Researchers unravel path of metallodrug in a breast cancer cell

Breast cancer risk highest two decades after childbirth finds study

Breast cancer risk highest two decades after childbirth finds study

Warmer water and chemical exposure influence gene expression in North American fish

Warmer water and chemical exposure influence gene expression in North American fish

The connection between the Pope and contraceptive pills

The connection between the Pope and contraceptive pills

Genetic factors influence where fat is stored in our bodies

Genetic factors influence where fat is stored in our bodies

Scientists discover a dramatic pattern of bone growth in female mice

Scientists discover a dramatic pattern of bone growth in female mice

Breast cancers more likely to metastasize in young women within 10 years of giving birth

Breast cancers more likely to metastasize in young women within 10 years of giving birth

TGF-beta signaling pathway in uterine cells protects against cancer

TGF-beta signaling pathway in uterine cells protects against cancer

Study raises hopes for new approaches to treat osteoporosis

Study raises hopes for new approaches to treat osteoporosis

Long-term postpartum obesity may be due to reprogramming of maternal energy metabolism

Long-term postpartum obesity may be due to reprogramming of maternal energy metabolism

KU researcher studies how estrogen may protect menisci between thighbone and shinbone

KU researcher studies how estrogen may protect menisci between thighbone and shinbone

Hormone therapy effective in reducing prevalence of knee osteoarthritis, shows study

Hormone therapy effective in reducing prevalence of knee osteoarthritis, shows study

Researchers design new questionnaire to improve knowledge of impact of menopause on women

Researchers design new questionnaire to improve knowledge of impact of menopause on women

MUSC researchers link higher levels of AGEs to ER-positive breast cancer risk

MUSC researchers link higher levels of AGEs to ER-positive breast cancer risk