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Sex Hormones

Sex Hormones, sometimes also called sex steroids, are hormones that have an impact on the reproductive function. They include 3 classes of hormones, the androgens (also called “male” sex hormones), and the estrogens and progesterones (also called “female” sex hormones”).


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  2. Hormone Health Network (Endocrine Society). Testosterone and Androgens. (accessed 8. August 2020)
  3. Hormone Health Network (Endocrine Society). What is Estrogen? (accessed 8. August 2020)

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