Women's Health

Hormones have many important effects on women’s health. The female sex hormones, estrogen and progesterone, are most well known because their influence on a woman’s reproductive health, from menstruation to pregnancy to menopause and more. But your body also makes and uses many other kinds of hormones that affect other aspects of your health—from your energy level, weight, mood and much more.

Learn more about hormones and how they impact a woman’s sexuality and reproduction, the common hormonal disorder polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and menopause as well as other hormone conditions that affect both women and men.


  • Amenorrhea

    Amenorrhea is the term used when a woman or adolescent girl is not having menstrual periods.

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  • Anorexia

    Anorexia can lead to low bone density, meaning weak bones. When growing teenagers have weak bones, they may end up with weak bones for life, even if they recover from anorexia.

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  • Endometriosis

    Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue usually found inside the uterus grows in places where it shouldn’t.

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  • Hirsutism

    Hirsutism is excessive growth of "male" pattern hair that appear on the face, back, chest, abdomen, and thighs in women.

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  • Infertility

    Infertility is the inability of a sexually active couple, not using any birth control, to get pregnant after one year of trying.

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