Cheat sheet: What do female sex hormones do, exactly?

Quite simply, our hormones do A LOT. They never rest, always working to bring about important changes in our bodies. But which sex hormones do people with cycles actually have? How do their levels change throughout the month? And what role do they play in our bodies? Our female sex hormones cheat sheet is here to help, with plenty of facts to impress your pals.

Written by Hermione Wright

Top Articles

Tuune success story: ‘Switching my birth control pill transformed my health’

Why we’ve all been doing contraception wrong: How to find the best birth control for you

Cheat sheet: What do female sex hormones do, exactly?

Our Co-Founder’s story: ‘It’s time we stop accepting side effects as some kind of toxic trade-off for being a woman’

Meet our Co-Founder and CEO, Shardi Nahavandi, who explains how her cancer misdiagnosis led her on a journey to fix the medical gender gap

So, who are we anyway? (... and how will we change your life?)

Introducing yourself is always a bit awkward. So here goes our shot at it—read on for two made-up but all too real tales that many of you may be familiar with, before we explain what we do, how we can help you, and how you can get involved 

Your Cyclopedia: The Ultimate Glossary of all Things Hormonal Health

When it comes to your hormonal health, there’s a fair amount of tricky science terms flying around. If you get stuck or just want more info, check out our glossary defining some of the more technical language you may spot us using. If a word you’re looking for is missing, drop us a note or DM us and we’ll get to it!

Is it okay to skip my period on the pill? (And other VIP period questions)

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to taking the pill, but what’s the actual truth? Read on as we share the latest science to help you decide what’s right for you

Why we’ve all been doing contraception wrong: How to find the best birth control for you

All of us are unique, so why are we treated the same when it comes to our contraception? Read on as we question today’s contraceptive ‘gamble’ and tell all about our personalized approach that means you can finally find the best birth control for you.

Tuune success story: ‘Switching my birth control pill transformed my health’

When the birth control pill Jo had been taking for a decade started failing her, she felt unsupported by her doctor to find an alternative that suited her body. Sound familiar? Read on to hear how switching birth control pills helped her decipher her symptoms and set her on a journey to take back control of her health

It's not just all in your head: How the menstrual cycle affects mental health

They help us grow, sleep, eat and move–but did you know our hormones also regulate our moods? Read on to hear just how much the rise and fall of our hormones each month has a hold over our mental health–and how you can work with the waves. 

Birth control and depression: How the pill impacts our mental health

The links between birth control and depression have been long debated. But for those of us who've suffered from mood changes on the pill– the connection feels all too real. Here, we take a deep dive into the effects of synthetic hormones on the brain, and touch on why there are reasons to be optimistic, even if we have side effects.

Your body, your choice: Why it’s okay to skip your bleed (and ignore the pope)

When it comes to birth control, it’s personal. At Tuune, we’re here to equip you with all the facts so you can make your own choices about your body. Today, we explain the strange history of the pill and the pope—and why your monthly bleeds actually have no health benefits whatsoever

How to handle a hormone imbalance

From regular periods to our skin having that golden hour glow, when our hormones are harmonious–it shows. But what happens when things get a little off balance? Read on to learn everything you need to know about hormone imbalances, from spotting symptoms to getting your body back in-sync

Ask the experts: Can the right birth control improve mental health?

The link between birth control and mental health is difficult to navigate. We caught up with our Physician-Scientist, Alejandra Elder Ontiveros, MD, PHD, to get the low down on whether choosing the right birth control can improve mental health. Read on for her tips and advice

Why society loves to criticize our brilliant, complex hormones 

Our hormones are incredible. Why is it then that being ‘hormonal’ is still viewed as an insult? Read on as we explore why it’s time to reclaim the term and finally give our hormones the respect they deserve.

Cheat sheet: How does the menstrual cycle work?

Last month, we explored our female sex hormones. Now we’re delving deeper into the somewhat complex yet fascinatingly brilliant territory of our menstrual cycles. Whether you’re a cycle-pro or could do with dusting up on your knowledge, read our no-nonsense guide to get clued up on the menstrual cycle stages

Back to basics: How do birth control pills work?

We all pop our pills just as the doctor ordered, but how many of us actually know how birth control pills affect our bodies? In this article we get back to basics to answer, exactly how do birth control pills work?

Contraception and mental health: Why’s the link so… confusing? 

You may have heard us preach it before, but seeing as everyone is different (brilliantly so), our experiences with contraception will be unique too. During Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re exploring why there are so many different views on the link between mental health and contraceptives (and why it all gets so damn confusing).

Good info in your inbox

We’re on a mission to change the future of medicine and create healthcare that truly understands female hormones.
© 2021, Uniq Health Ltd