Gonad Girls' Night

What's What with Ovaries and Estrogen

Take a break, Testosterone

Annoyed with having to spend the weekend at a football party with "the guys"? Need some time to relax and chat with girl friends? Ovaries and estrogen have got you covered!

Where and When

Thursday, April 17th, 12-12pm

The Ovaries

Located on either end of the pelvic wall, on the sides of the Uterus.

Ovary Endocrine Overview

The release of hormones from the ovaries starts in the Hypothalamus in the brain. FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), and LH (luteinizing hormone). These molecules are transferred by long-distance endocrine signaling and reach the ovaries through the bloodstream.

Role of Estrogen

Thee different hormones: estradiol, estrone, and estriol, actually make up the combined group of hormones known as Estrogens. Estrogen and Progesterone are the two major sex hormones of a female and are control both the menstural cycle, and the development of secondary sex hormones. During pregnancy, estrogen playes a major role in beginning the birthing process by stimulating contractions.