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

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