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What does a woman's body use estrogen for?

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Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Womanly traits : Estrogen is essential for the development of female sexual characteristics, such as wider hips, breasts, increased subcutaneous fat, and development of the eggs and thickening of the lining of the uterus to support a pregnancy. The change in estrogen and Progesterone levels each month determines ovulation and menses as well.
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Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Lots!: Over 240 functions that we know of! i would suggest dr robert greene's book, "perfect balance.".
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