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A 21-year-old female asked:

Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Seth Derman
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 34 years experience
No: Estrogen and testosterone levels drop before menses. They peak near ovulation time.
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Ovulation: Testosterone levels are highest in females during ovulation, which usually is converted to estrogen ands progesterone. But this higher testosterone level causes an increase in libido.
Last updated Jun 17, 2014

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