Estrogen and progesterone are the female hormones produced by the ovaries. These hormones cause monthly menstrual cycles to occur. These hormones also help eggs to develop in follicles, which are fluid-filled pockets, before an egg is released each month to travel down the fallopian tube.
A third hormone, testosterone, also is produced by the ovaries in small amounts. Testosterone is in a broad class of hormones called androgens, and it is the dominant sex hormone in men. Between 4%...Read more
Oophorectomy. That’s a big word, but one that many women in their 40s and above have heard before. An oophorectomy involves the removal... Read more »
Oophorectomy (the surgical removal of a woman’s ovaries) is a procedure women may opt to undergo for a number of reasons, including... Read more »