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All About Testosterone in Women

Introduction

When it comes to sex hormones, women are driven by estrogen and men are driven by testosterone, right? Well, everyone has both — it’s just that women have more estrogen while men have more testosterone.

Testosterone is an androgen, which is a “male” sex hormone that plays a role in reproduction, growth, and maintenance of a healthy body.

In men, testosterone is mainly produced in the testes. In women’s bodies, testosterone is produced in the ovaries, adrenal glands, fat cells, and skin cells.

Generally, women’s bodies make about 1/10th to 1/20th of the amount of testosterone as men’s bodies.

What does testosterone do in each sex?

When it comes to sex hormones, women are driven by estrogen and men are driven by testosterone, right? Well, everyone has both — it’s just that women have more estrogen while men have more testosterone.

Testosterone is an androgen, which is a “male” sex hormone that plays a role in reproduction, growth, and maintenance of a healthy body.

In men, testosterone is mainly produced in the testes. In women’s bodies, testosterone is produced in the ovaries, adrenal glands, fat cells, and skin cells.

Generally, women’s bodies make about 1/10th to 1/20th of the amount of testosterone as men’s bodies.

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