Tag Archives: Female

What to know about female sex hormones

Female sex hormones, or sex steroids, play vital roles in sexual development, reproduction, and general health. Sex hormone levels change over time, but some of the most significant changes happen during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. In this article, we discuss the different types of female sex hormones, their roles in the body, and how they… Read More »

Female journalists shine a light on the sometimes-deadly process of giving birth

“Why giving birth in the U.S. is surprisingly deadly” is part of National Geographic’s special-edition, single-topic issue on “The Future of Medicine,” available online now and on newsstands Dec. 21. Rachel Jones was the ninth of her mother’s 10 children, but she never thought to ask about her birth. Growing up poor in Cairo, Illinois,… Read More »