Some information on female hormones

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Female Hormones:

Oestrogen: Controls the reproductive cycle and menstrual cycle. It's a general term for any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs and is responsible for typical female sexual characteristics. It is secreted by the ovary.

Progesterone: Control/balance ovulation and helps make up the ingrediants of the contraceptive pill

Prolactin: Stimulates milk production

Oxytocin: Stimulates uterine contractions and is used to induce labour

Syntocin: Stimulates the delivery of the after birth/ prevents end of delivery bleed

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Gonadotrophin: Pregnancy hormone that can be detected in urine

Endorphins: Hormone that makes you relaxed, used in the tens machine

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