What is estrogen?

Estrogen is a hormone found in both people with penis and vulva. However, people with vulva produce more of this hormone and is also called sex hormone. There are 3 types of estrogen that have different functions in different stages of life for people with vulva. Estrogen most commonly is responsible for the function of the reproductive organs for people with vulva. Development of breast, regulation of uterus lining and mucus, mainting the thickness of the vaginal wall and help stimulate the growth of egg follicle are some of the functions of estrogen for people with vulva. Estrogen is also responsible for the bone health and cardiovascular system


Sources:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/277177

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/estrogens-effects-on-the-female-body

https://www.webmd.com/women/guide/normal-testosterone-and-estrogen-levels-in-women

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK538260/

https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/low-estrogen-symptoms

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/16979-estrogen--hormones

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