Do you know what’s estrogen? Estrogens are hormones that are important for sexual and reproductive development, mainly in women. They are also referred to as female sex hormones. According to the experts, the term “estrogen” refers to all of the chemically similar hormones in this group, which are estrone, estradiol (primary in women of reproductive age) and estriol.
You should also know that (in women), estrogen is produced mainly in the ovaries; it is also produced by fat cells and the adrenal gland. At the onset of puberty, estrogen plays a role in the development of so-called secondary sex characteristics, such as breasts, pubic hair and armpit hair.