The ovaries produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen is needed for the normal development of the breasts and uterus. This sex hormone also controls ovulation (the period when women are most fertile) and is closely tied to many other aspects of a woman's health, including keeping bones strong and protecting against heart disease. Progesterone controls a woman's menstrual cycle.
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