You will sometimes hear about ‘progestogens’ or progestins’ (the man-made hormone (aka chemical messenger) they put into contraceptives) being described as ‘androgenic’ or ‘anti-androgenic’. But what exactly does this mean? Androgens are a group of sex hormones generally associated with men, although some are also found naturally in women’s bodies in lower concentrations. Testosterone is […]

Natural Progesterone

natural progesterone

You’ve most likely heard of progesterone when it’s discussed alongside oestrogen, as one of the two main female sex hormones that control your cycle. Progesterone is part of the family of progestogens, a group of hormones made by the human body. Its name comes from its role in supporting gestation (or in simpler terms, pregnancy) […]